FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POKER SUPERSTAR PHIL HELLMUTH COMES TO RIVERS CASINO ON
OCT. 6 & 7
“Poker Night in America” returns to Pittsburgh with the nationally broadcasted
King of the Hill II tournament
PITTSBURGH — Oct. 5, 2017 — Rivers Casino presents an all-star weekend of poker and blackjack tournaments that poker fans and enthusiasts can enjoy watching on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. “Poker Night in America” (PNIA) returns to Pittsburgh to host and record the second King of the Hill tournament and an invitation-only blackjack tournament featuring some of poker’s top competitors. Both tournaments are open to the public to watch.
Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth defends his title, Oct. 6 & 7
Poker great Phil Hellmuth — 14 time World Series of Poker Champion and winner of Poker Night’s first King of the Hill tournament — will compete in the King of the Hill II, which starts on Friday, Oct. 6. Hellmuth will also sign copies of his new autobiography titled “Poker Brat” on Friday from 6-7 p.m., which guests can only win by sitting at a selected table during hot seat drawings on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. He will also compete in a VIP invitation-only blackjack tournament and Saturday, Oct. 7.
King of the Hill II, Oct. 6 & 7
PNIA presents the second King of the Hill competition, in which Phil Hellmuth will defend his title against three new challengers at Rivers Casino. King of the Hill II will be hosted by YouTube star and poker pro Doug Polk. Well-known poker pros Olivier Busquet, Shaun Deeb and Parker Talbot will each put up $50,000, as will Hellmuth, in a winner-takes-all $200,000 tournament that is open to the public to watch. The four poker pros will compete in a heads-up, bracketed competition beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, with the first-round winners playing for the championship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on Twitch and recorded for broadcasting on CBS Sports Network.
If you can’t make it to Rivers Casino to see the live action, you can challenge the pros on the PNIA app. Players can experience the same action they have seen on Poker Night and have the opportunity to win prizes including a VIP grand prize, which guarantees $5,000 to play onan episode of Poker Night.
VIP Blackjack Tournament, Oct. 7
Poker fans and interested guests are invited to Rivers Casino to watch the live action as the poker pros from King of the Hill II and other players compete in an invitation-only blackjack tournament that starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7.
“It’s exciting to have ‘Poker Night in America’ and poker stars Phil Hellmuth, Olivier Busquet, Shaun Deeb and Parker Talbot at Rivers Casino,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “This is a great opportunity for new and experienced poker players to learn from some of the best poker pros who are competing over the weekend.”
To learn more about Rivers Casino, including upcoming poker tournaments, award-winning dining options, entertainment, daily promotions and more, please visit www.riverscasino.com.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.
ABOUT POKER NIGHT IN AMERICA
Founded in 2013, Rush Street Productions brought America’s true pastime, Texas Hold’em Poker, to television screens nationwide on CBS Sports Network with its hit series Poker Night in America. Currently in its fifth season, and with more than 150 episodes produced, Poker Night in America continues to showcase amazing cash game poker each week played by the game’s best players and celebrities. It also pioneers in the emerging market of live poker streaming. For more information, visit pokernight.com, or follow Poker Night on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitch.
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