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Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament benefitting Nevada SPCA on November 10

Tags: charity, Jennifer Harman, SPCA.
Posted on 10 November 2017 by "T".

This year's Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament scheduled today, November 10, Friday, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino shall be once again witness to some of the world's top poker players along with celebrities from the Las Vegas Strip, the world of sports, and from Hollywood, and this event's main purpose is to benefit the no-kill animal rescue effort of the Nevada SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

This event brings together poker pros and celebs on Planet Hollywood to raise money for a good cause.

This charitable poker event features a buy-in worth $200, with a single and double re-buy and add-on options for $50 and $100 respectively.

If you wish to join, you can RSVP to save a seat at The buy-in is to be paid at Planet Hollywood on the day of the event. The top ten finishers will receive prizes: second place gets $3,000, third place gets $2000, and the emerging champ will be generously rewarded a $10,000 entry into next summer's 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Nevada SPCA president and acting director Kathy Jung emphasized the importance of this annual tournament event and expressed how it is a major fundraiser for the Las Vegas No-Kill shelter, "To date, with Jennifer Harman hosting these tournaments, we've been able to raise over a million dollars. This money goes towards our mission of rescuing the homeless and neglected animals in Nevada and the tri-state area [California and Arizona]. It is largely thanks to Jennifer's kindness and generosity that we are in the process of building a new Nevada SPCA campus, currently in Phase One. We couldn't be where we are today without her help, and that of other notable poker stars like Daniel Negreanu."

The Nevada SPCA believes in their advocacy that every life is precious. Entirely funded by private donations, the Society runs a no-kill shelter in Las Vegas for animals which have been abused, neglected or abandoned, or otherwise face danger and homelessness. It strives to provide medical care, rehabilitation and adoption services for hundreds to thousands of animals yearly and aim to place them in loving, forever homes.

Aside from the 52-year-old Jennifer Harman who is the host, the tournament shall also feature several celebrities. Some of those who confirmed to attend were prop poker player Andy Bloch, author and TV host/producer Zak Bagans of "Ghost Adventures", actress Julie Benz of "Dexter", actress Charisma Carpenter of "The Expendables", master magician Lance Burton, actress and model Shanna Moakler, actress Clare Kramer of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", poker pros Chip and Karina Jett, and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen.

Jennifer Harman's poker stats:

  • Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame: 2015
  • Number of WSOP final tables made: 12
  • Won WSOP bracelets: 2 (in 2000 and 2002)
  • Number of WPT final tables made: 2
  • Lifetime live tournament cashes: $2,739, 645 (source: Hendon Mob)
  • Best live cash: $383,840 at 2005 WSOP Circuit $10K event



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10 comments on "Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament benefitting Nevada SPCA on November 10"

 Gerimantas10/11/2017 18:17:45 GMT
Very good poker tournament like this, because small poker players can pay only $200 to enter tournament and you can play a tournament with some bery big names in poker and actors and other famous people, so a very fun event and aldo bery good pruze to winner, if I am from vegas i play
 Mober10/11/2017 23:52:51 GMT
From all the famous that are in this one i only know one of them Smile
Another tournament for a good cause. Nice to see such events happening often.
The prize for the first position is a wsop ticket.
It will be another cheap one for that buy in.
 doubletop77711/11/2017 08:17:45 GMT
It must be a fantastic experience to play in these types of tournaments. You get to mix and mingle with some of the top poker players in the world and its all for a good cause
 CALICUL11/11/2017 12:11:28 GMT
Always is good to donate for help people or animals. The people who organize these events should use a easy method. A perfect example would be that - everyone who wants to donate starts at 50 cents minimum and few hundred or few k dollars maximum. I think in a month he would raise a nice sum .
 Tony_MON7ANA11/11/2017 16:29:16 GMT
Jennifer Harman is a perfect example of girl next door type. Kind, unassuming, and honest (off the poker table). She is so likable, isn't she? What an adorable photo! What a lucky dog! I really like her makeup and outfit.
 pajalnick11/11/2017 20:37:10 GMT
Jennifer Harman-Traniello was born on November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada, the second largest city after Las Vegas. Father Jennifer often invited home friends to play poker, so poker attracted her from an early age. She learned to play this kind of gambling at the age of 8. after such a start, it's not surprising that she's a poker star
 pochui11/11/2017 21:15:13 GMT
well to be honest i would much prefer to play strip poker with some pornstars rather than any charity event where my money would be donated to those in desperate need to purchase a new thong preferably in pink color.
 DaCapo7117/11/2017 10:32:08 GMT
This benefit tourneys are agood thing and public perons can use their name for good things. And we can see some of the best players in tv shows. Why not offer a big benefit tourney with poker pros and a online qualifiying player. This was a good combination of benefit tourney and event for non-pro players.
 CALICUL17/11/2017 14:51:01 GMT
Posted by pochui:
well to be honest i would much prefer to play strip poker with some pornstars rather than any charity event where my money would be donated to those in desperate need to purchase a new thong preferably in pink color.

pochui it's normal to donate for save some animals. This fundraiser was for the Nevada SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). If it was for gay people or as you say those desperate to purchase new thong in pink color i could not agree. For maltreated animals is good to help or donate.
 CVFR18/11/2017 18:29:31 GMT
nice to see these kinds of tourneys great chance to try your skills against some great players and for a good cause.

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