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888 rubbing elbows with Hollywood

23 Mar 2009

GIBRALTAR -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- are offering its customers the chance to play poker live at the Cannes Film Festival on 19th May with Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, along with eight other 'A' list celebrities.

But it doesn't stop there, as the winner of the 60 player final will walk away with a $250,000 beach house in Durban, South Africa!! They (winner plus guest) will also stay three nights at a five star hotel in Cannes with all flights, transfers and dinner at the World famous Palme d'Or all thrown into this amazing once in a lifetime, money can't buy prize.

The Cannes Charity Poker event, which is being sponsored by, will coincide with the Cannes Film Festival and is being held to raise money for Ben Affleck's and Matt Damon's charities - "Not On Our Watch" in aid of the children in the Darfur region, and "One Voice For Freedom" the children's anti slavery charity.

The Cannes Charity Poker event is a privately run affair and the final 60 places will have been severely vetted by the organisers in an attempt to attract only the very top 'A' list celebrities in addition to the richest donators from around the World. has secured one highly sought after place for one its customers on this final table, as the official gaming partners of the Cannes Charity Poker Event. Customers can win that place by playing at 888poker over the coming weeks.

To win an entry into the free roll event 888poker's players will have to have accrued 1200 points from March 1st to May 6th. Once they have achieved this they will take part in a free roll poker tournament on May 9th. For those who may have not have joined until a little later into the promotion, there will an opportunity to get onto that final place via a £150 buy-in on May 7th.

The Cannes Charity Poker Event Final will have seven tables, each with at least one 'A' List celebrity such as Matt Damon or Ben Affleck on each table. The black tie occasion promises to be one of THE events of the two week Cannes Film Festival and the lucky winners not only have a chance of winning that $250,000 beach, but also has the opportunity to mix with some of the biggest celebrities on the planet and to rub shoulders with the World's cinematic glitterati.

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