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Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hosts Montel Williams’ Poker Tournament Benefiting MS


LAS VEGAS – The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino along with Montel Williams is hosting a celebrity poker tournament to benefit the Montel Williams MS Foundation June 6.

          This tournament entitled Cards, Celebrities and a Cause - A Montel Williams Poker Tournament benefiting MS will kick off The Grand Poker Series, a month long event featuring daily tournaments in the Golden Nugget’s new event center, The Grand.

          This charity tournament at the legendary AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel and casino is open to the public and expects to meet a sell-out capacity of 600 players. For this tournament, half of the $1,000 per-person prize pool will benefit the Montel Williams MS Foundation, while the other half will be distributed to winning tournament players. Participants can sign up now and secure their seat in the tournament by stopping by the Golden Nugget’s Poker Room anytime. Starting March 1, the Golden Nugget Poker Room will host 24/7 Sit & Go Satellite Tournaments, where players can win their seat in this charity event.

          The Montel Williams MS Foundation was established to further the scientific study of Multiple Sclerosis. Its goals are to provide financial assistance to select organizations and institutions conducting the most current research on, and continually raising national awareness about, MS.

          The Montel Williams MS Foundation focuses on the crucial need for education about this deadly neurological disease. Through education and research the foundation and the organizations it assists hopes to one day determine the causes and develop a cure for this life-threatening illness. For more information or to register for Cards, Celebrities and a Cause - A Montel Williams Poker Tournament benefiting MS or The Grand Poker Series please call John Colville, poker manager, at 702-386-8164 or e-mail at

          For more information on the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or for a full schedule of The Grand Poker Series events, visit us at

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Winner of the AAA Four-Diamond Award since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget offers more than 1,900 deluxe guest rooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants; luxury spa and salon and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a live shark aquarium. In September 2005, Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. purchased the Golden Nugget hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., and embarked on a 14-month, $100 million renovation project, which was completed November 2006. In December 2007, the Golden Nugget completed its $60 million Phase II project, which expanded the resort west onto First Street and introduced additional entertainment, event and dining venues. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454, or by booking online at


Justin McVay
Golden Nugget Public Relations Manager
129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 386-8107
(702) 387-4413