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WPT Announcer to Star in Upcoming Film ‘Walk to Vegas'

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly, Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, poker movies, Vince Van Patten, Walk To Vegas.
Posted on 27 August 2018 by "T".

Vince Van Patten, an announcer for the World Poker Tour, who co-wrote and starred in an upcoming poker film.

After the movie Molly's Game that was released last year, poker fans have a new movie coming their way very soon and its main cast is the World Poker Tour's Vince Van Patten. According to, "Walk to Vegas" is based on a true story about Hollywood big shots who will bet on anything.

The film was written by Van Patten himself and Steve Alper. It was directed by Eric Balfour who has also starred in films like Skyline and Hell Ride.

Van Patten is the main character in the film named Duke, and with him are a talented cast including the likes of John O'Hurley, Willie Garson and Danny Pardo. In the film, other known poker players will appear like Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Sexton and Jennifer Tilly.

According to the Walk to Vegas website, Emmy award winner Eileen Davidson (Van Patten's wife) encouraged him to make the movie saying, "Everybody loves movies about Hollywood. You've got to write your story... and oh yeah, I'd better play your wife or else."

The site also divulged that Van Patten's long-time employer, the WPT, co-produced the film and plans to market it to their poker audience.

Filmed in 2017, Van Patten said on Twitter in July 17 that he hopes it will be released later this year, "Just finishing post on it now. Looking to get it out in about six months from now."

Watch the trailer here:

Vince Van Patten is known in the poker world as an announcer for the World Poker Tour. He's also the son of the legendary Dick Van Patten and naturally he's been in Hollywood for decades. He even appeared in earlier movies like The Six Million Dollar Man, Baywatch, and Rock ‘n' Roll High School.



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9 comments on "WPT Announcer to Star in Upcoming Film ‘Walk to Vegas''"

 misteriopj27/08/2018 12:17:55 GMT
I find it very interesting, to see this movie that is being announced and more because it has to do with the world of poker, it is also a real life story taken to the big screen, wait for the time necessary to see it and be very good .
 Mober27/08/2018 12:30:30 GMT
I dont know how many would love to see another movie with a poker theme.
It is not a movie that its target group is huge.

These country and privacy settings with the videos lately are a pain.
I cant watch this video also, due to the silly changes.
So many videos that are unplayable these days, and most of them are from usa...
 jeddidson98127/08/2018 12:35:59 GMT

I think it's good, that so famous speaker, narrate and star in the story that will soon appear on the billboards hopefully it will be a great success in all the fans and poker players
 Mober27/08/2018 12:50:12 GMT
How many movies like this can someone watch?
I have to admit, that i havent seen the molly's game, and i am curious about it.
Mostly because it is a true story, and how she managed to evade authorities for that long.
Not because it is related to poker somehow.
 erru910727/08/2018 21:55:20 GMT
Well I'm gonna watch this. Sure, most of these movies are basically all the same in some aspects but for some reason, they are really interesting and I can't get enough of them. I guess it's the degenerate gambler within me who just love these type of movies! Lets just hope that it's any good!
 pajalnick28/08/2018 04:15:39 GMT
poker films steadily arouse my interest ... the game molli it was a good and interesting movie and so I'm waiting for that new movie too it will be interesting to me ... I look forward to the release of this film on screens and I will certainly look it ... more poker movies ... more
 doubletop77728/08/2018 07:18:24 GMT
I am looking forward to watching this film and i hope that it is as good as it sounds. Some of these poker films have been very disappointing and i really hope that this bucks the trend
 CALICUL28/08/2018 18:28:39 GMT
I hope this movie will be interesting. I saw the Molly's Game movie with Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. A very good movie. The real story and the actors played well. You have to watch this movie if you have not seen it. About this movie, we still have to wait to see what it is about with him. I hope this is an interesting story.
 Gerimantas28/08/2018 19:21:17 GMT
Yes it is interesting movie to see, i see on YouTube vince van patten on wsop he and mike sexton, and they do good job and are very famous in poker world, and many big poker names too in movie, so if i see that this movie in my local cinema i watch

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