888 Poker Inagural Dinner With Shane WarnePublished March 19, 2014 by OCR Editor
888 Poker brand ambassador Shane Warne and a some of his cricketing friends took part in the inaugural Golf and Poker Classic event last weekend, raising thousands for charity, and playing Poker long into the night.
Legendary cricketer Shane Warne has found even more fame as the face of 888 Poker, one of the original online Poker sites, and still among the largest stand-alone ones in the business. Last weekend saw the first Shane Warne Golf and Poker Classic event, where 160 Golf and Poker fans enjoyed a full days' entertainment at the Grove Luxury Resort.
A Day of Golf and Poker
As well as Shane, other famous faces in 'Warnes Warriors' team included Ian Ward, Michael Vaughan, and Darren Gough who played Golf against Kevin Pietersen, Shaun Udal, Ian Harvey and Jeremy Snape, with a charity auction after the games raising a huge £25,000 for the Shane Warne Foundation.
Following a day of Golf, it was time for the Poker games to begin, with the 888 Poker Dinner, and then everyone moving on to the Grosvenor G Casino in Luton. Here, Poker pros like Chuck Kuu, Stephen Turk, Kevin Lanceley and Robert Leng took centre stage, although Kevin Pietersen showed his Poker skills by knocking out fellow sportsmen.
With $100 bounties on each player, the prize for Thomas Gill, the winner of the 888 Poker Shane Warne Poker Classic was a healthy $4,625.
A great weekend was had by all concerned, and many of them will already be looking forward to next years' event.
Online Poker at 888
Players at all skill levels, and all budgets are welcome at 888 Poker, where big welcome bonuses and a huge number of cash tables and tournaments can be found. Brand Ambassador Shane Warne has brought the site to a whole new audience, and with hundreds of £'s in bonus funds available for these players, it should be no surprise that 888 Poker is going from strength to strength.