Australian former World Series of Poker champion Joe Hachem and top international cricketer and poker player Shane Warne are to host a charity tournament in the land Downunder on October 27th. Proceeds from the tourney will go to the Shane Warne Foundation, which has already distributed $1.7 million to charities mainly concerned with underpriveleged children.
The Crown Casino in Melbourne will be the venue for the event, which carries a thousand dollar buy-in, an investment that could yield a first prize of $25 000 and an evening out with local celebrities. The tournament will be preceded by a poker education session presided over by the two hosts.
The evening's fun will be capped by a celebrity auction – again in aid of Warne's foundation.