The Creative Coalition and World Poker Tour Bring Poker Chic to Oscar Week Celebrities warm up for World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational

The Creative Coalition and World Poker Tour Bring Poker Chic to Oscar Week

Celebrities warm up for World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational

Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2007): Celebrities and poker pros join forces tonight to heat up the tables at Poker Chic- the warm-up for the annual World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational slated to take place on March 3, 2007.  World Poker Tour experts and commentators Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton will be on hand to give Hollywood celebrities and invited guests an evening to sharpen skills and match wits.


WHAT:   Poker Chic Celebrity Night at the Haven

WHO:  World Poker Tour experts Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton with confirmed guests:Joe Pantoliano, Andrea Bowen, Marcia Gay Harden, Ron Livingston, Nia Peeples, Mimi Rogers, Bahar Soomekh, Donnie Wahlberg and others.

WHERE:   Haven

510 Leslie Lane Beverly Hills, CA

WHEN: Thursday, February 22nd  7:00pm

Members of the press must be credentialed to attend


The Creative Coalition is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, arts advocacy and runaway production.  Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE) is a company engaged in the creation of internationally branded entertainment and consumer products driven by the development, production, and marketing of televised programming based on gaming themes. WPTE is the creator of the World Poker Tour¬ģ, a television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments that airs on the Travel Channel in the United States and in more than 150 markets globally. With the WPT in its fifth season, WPTE has launched a second series on the Travel Channel, the Professional Poker Tour‚ĄĘ, which focuses on the play of poker‚Äôs leading stars. ¬†WPT also operates a real-money online gaming website,, which prohibits wagers from players in the U.S. and other restricted jurisdictions. WPT Enterprises currently licenses its brand to companies in the business of poker equipment and instruction, apparel, publishing, electronic and wireless entertainment, DVD/home entertainment, casino games, and giftware. The company is also engaged in the sale of corporate sponsorships. For show information, tools for improving poker play, and other WPT news, fans may log on WPT Enterprises, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: LACO).¬† Photos and media information can be found online at:¬†


Where film, fashion and photography meet- takes the awards experience venue to a completely new level high above Beverly Hills February 21 through 23 with a unique partnership between Hachette Filipacchi Media and Classic Entertainment Group.  By day, HAVEN features spa services, celebrity gifting, editorial photo facilities for HFM magazines as well as intimate entertainment and transportation to and from the venue.  By night, the venue features a series of Award-caliber evening events from studio events to live musical performances.


For Immediate Release

February 22, 2007


Sonja Olson, 202-415-1023, The Creative Coalition,

Lyndsay LaGree, 323-330-9876,

Reshma Patel, 212-343-8986, Think PR/Haven,