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Second Annual Rivalry Hold ‘Em Poker Challenge

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino announced the Second Annual Rivalry No Limit Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament supporting the Kings Care Foundation and Anaheim Ducks Foundation will take place on March 1. Like last year, the Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association Presented By Toyota and Anaheim Ducks alumni will participate in the evening’s events, which will also include a silent auction featuring collectable namesake hockey memorabilia and an after party in The Pines.

The tournament, with a buy-in of $35, will be played inside the Yuhaviatam Room of the casino.  All proceeds from the buy-in support the Kings Care Foundation and Anaheim Ducks Foundation. The tournament will feature 450 Ducks fans and 450 Kings fans playing against each other, team alumni, poker pros and celebrities. They will be playing for cash prizes of $10,000. Tickets are now on sale and buy-ins can be purchased at  The evening closes with an after party at the casino’s nightclub, The Pines, which is free for tournament participants and where alumni are set to attend.

The following members of the Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association Presented By Toyota scheduled to attend include: Marcel Dionne, Gary Edwards, Nelson Emerson, Daryl Evans, Jim Fox, Marty McSorley, Glen Murray, Bernie Nicholls, Luc Robitaille and Ian Turnbull.  Kings broadcasters Bob Miller and Nick Nickson, as well as mascot Bailey, in-arena host Jay Flats and members of the Kings Ice Crew are also scheduled to appear.

“Coming off such a successful rivalry tournament last year, there was no question of hosting again. Fans helped to raise over $23,000, and we expect another night of great charitable giving with these two organizations,” said Steve Lengel, Executive Director of Operations for San Manuel.

Media are invited to attend the event, please RSVP to Sarah Hahne, Interviews are available upon request. For more information, visit or

This tournament is part of the long-standing relationship each team has with San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. San Manuel Casino has been a founding partner of STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Kings since 2008.  Elements of the partnership include signage throughout the LA Kings regular season home games, ads in the Kings official game program, and various other signage throughout STAPLES Center.

Note:  Must be 21 to participate and/or enter Casino. Please gamble responsibly.

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun. Owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the casino has been providing fun and excitement since 1986, where 2011 marks the casino’s 25th Anniversary.  Located just 67 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport, guests enjoy 3,000 of the latest slots, live poker and Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, high-stakes bingo, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and generous player’s reward program. Since being established, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. Follow us on Facebook: and Twitter:  For more information on San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, please visit their website at or call 800-359-2464.  
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