The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) is proud to announce our 18th charity event on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, which is three days before start of the World Poker Tour Five Diamond at Bellagio. The $300 buy-in (with $100 rebuys and $100 add-ons) CSOP Event 18, dubbed Knights of the Poker Table, will take place on “the Mezz” at Planet Hollywood.

The tournament coincides with the conclusion of the Las Vegas Golden Knights game at the Los Angeles Kings (game is at 1 p.m. PT). Beforehand, there will be a Vegas Golden Knights Official Watch Party at Noon at Planet Hollywood. Both events will feature special appearances by Chance, the Golden Aces, Knight Line Presented by Drumbots, and the Golden Knight. Those in attendance at the watch party will have free chances to win a variety of Vegas Golden Knights prizes.

The Knights of the Poker Table charity event will begin with an open bar reception and appetizers from 3:00-4:30 p.m. PT. Complimentary drinks will continue to be served throughout the tournament, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. PT and award a $10,000 2019 WSOP Main Event seat to the winner. There will be VGK prizes available at the Final Table and in the Silent Auction, 10 Bounty Prizes on certain Featured Guests, and $1,000 cash bonuses for the Rebuy Leader and Chip Leader!

Die-hard Golden Knights fan Daniel Negreanu will emcee the charity event, while a slew of other poker personalities slated to attend includes reigning WSOP Main Event champ John Cynn, Matt Savage, Anthony Zinno, Jo Kim, Lexy Gavin, Jamie Kerstetter, Lacey Jones, Jeff Madsen, Chance Kornuth, Jessica Dawley, Katie Stone Cappuccio, Courtney Hamilton, Chad Holloway, Chris Wallace, Chip & Karina Jett, Ryan Leng, and Anthony Alberto. Film Critic Richard Roeper, Hollywood producer Randall Emmett, and veteran actor & stuntman Kane Hodder (he played Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th movies) will be in attendance. More players are confirming by the day.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, which focuses its support on five giving priorities:

  • Fostering the physical, social, and emotional growth of Las Vegas youth, with an emphasis on sports.
  • Making sustainable, scalable positive impact on health and wellness through research, education, and prevention.
  • Enhancing teaching and learning through K-12 public school programs and initiatives designed to develop leadership and promote community service.
  • Securing the future of Las Vegas military, first responders, and their families, especially those who have suffered a sacrifice for the greater good.
  • Fighting hunger and homelessness in the Las Vegas community by addressing their root causes.

Players can get more information, pre-register online, donate, or bid on silent auction items from anywhere in the world at CSOPVGKF.givesmart.com.

“I’m a lifelong hockey player and die-hard hockey fan who was already a Golden Knights season ticket member when the team came to me and asked me to run their charity poker events,” said CSOP Founder Matt Stout. “I was absolutely blown away and am honored to be entrusted with organizing events that bring fans, poker players, and our hockey team closer together while playing the game we all love for a great cause. It combines everything I’m passionate about and this event marks a huge milestone for me in my non-profit career. I’m incredibly grateful to not only the Knights but every person who has helped me make CSOP what it is behind the scenes and on the felt.”

Sponsors for the CSOP Knights of the Poker Table event include PokerGO, Ultimate Boat Racing ExperienceCardplayer Cruises, Jason of Beverly Hills, Planet Hollywood, Cardplayer Magazine, Pokernews, RunGoodGear, Lake Las Vegas Water Sports, Faded Spade Playing Cards, All American Dave’s Fit Food Truck, Right Touch Trophies, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Tahoe Wakebusters, Professional Massage Inc., VerStandig Law, Clayton Tax and Financial, SinBin.vegas, and Original Cocktail Club.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please email Jamie Reynolds at jreynolds@vegasgoldenknights.com. Can’t make it but want to support the cause? Donate now online via the event website.

About the Golden Knights Foundation

The Golden Knights Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the primary charitable link between the NHL’s newest team and the Las Vegas community. Through our namesake foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights support Las Vegas nonprofits that make a difference every day via direct grants and fundraising partnerships. These initiatives are funded through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, signature events, in-game programs, and merchandise sales. As Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace our duty to strengthen and inspire our community. Our players, coaches, and staff enthusiastically set the example for our loyal fans, whom we hope to encourage to become agents of growth and change themselves.