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A Poker Night With Ed Norton Auctioned By Leonardo DiCaprio

Tags: Ed Norto, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Posted on 27 July 2016 by "T".

In a recent event, Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation gave an opportunity for both poker players and enthusiasts to play poker with two Hollywood celebrities. In a bid to raise funds for their environmental research program, the foundation hosted an auction with one of the prices being a poker date with Ed Norton and Jonah Hill.

Both DiCaprio and Norton have been seen in events like the WSOP and were subjects of a book on Hollywood home games. Norton's performance in the movie Rounders made his poker skills known in the community. In fact, among celebrity players, Norton is easily alongside Ben Affleck in terms of poker skills. With this in mind, a game at the felt with Norton will surely be a night to remember.

A poker action with celebrity actor Ed Norton is the price in DiCaprio's foundation auction as he is undoubtedly a serious poker player. Jonah Hill's participation in the game is still not clear.
Although there may be a big difference in skills between the Norton and Hill, the two still offered their services for the benefit of the foundation.

The chance to play poker with poker professionals along with two celebrities was an "unbelievable opportunity" as decribed by Simon De Pury, the official auctioneer of the event. It was not only a chance to rub shoulders with two celebrities, but also a chance to improve their poker skills.

The registered winning bet of $121,300 was from a lone bidder who found the lot to be attractive enough. The unknown bidder clearly wants a chance to test their poker skills, meet with the actors, and give money for a good cause. They are now setting a date for the showdown.

The charity auction raised $45 million which the foundation will use to fund environmental projects around the world.

source: http://calvinayre.com/2016/07/25/poker/the-ldf-raises-over-40m-for-charity-including-120000-to-play-poker-with-jonah-hill-edward-norton/

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4 comments for "A Poker Night With Ed Norton Auctioned By Leonardo DiCaprio"

 JorAxe27/07/2016 14:49:27 GMT
Hi interesting that celebrities make these events as well raise money for good works, and do well that cea for the environment.
 bowie198428/07/2016 00:17:00 GMT
The interesting part is that the same celebrities are eating sushi left and right, flying with private airplanes, rolling with big SUVs, wearing their party clothes only once, changing their smarthphones every two months, filling up their swimming pools at their villas in the middle of the Los Angeles drought etc. etc. etc.
They say they care about the enviroment meanwhile they just could not ne bothered to actually do something about it besides throwing a party for seven figures to 'raise awareness'...
 doubletop77728/07/2016 09:32:06 GMT
This would be an amazing prize and i would dearly love to play poker with them. I thought Ed Norton was absolutely outstanding in Rounders and have been a big fan of his ever since
 bowie198429/07/2016 00:19:21 GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
This would be an amazing prize and i would dearly love to play poker with them. I thought Ed Norton was absolutely outstanding in Rounders and have been a big fan of his ever since

Yeah, he pretty much stole the show - along with John Malkovich and John Torturro. Kinda funny when Matt Damon is the 'weak point' of your movie Blink

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