CEO Poker Championship to be Held at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas

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CEO Poker has announced plans to host the event at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, October 22-26, 2006. Participants will have the opportunity to win the title of Chairman of Poker and a stylish Chairman of Poker ring that will be awarded to the winner of the championship tournament. The Palms Casino Resort & Maloof Productions produces Celebrity Poker on Bravo and is home of the Real Word Series in Vegas.

The Palms has developed one of the strongest brands in the gaming industry with its incredible marketing savvy, from hosting Real World/Las Vegas, to being the home of Celebrity Poker on Bravo. It is a property known worldwide as a top resort destination.

CEO Poker has announced plans to host the event at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, October 22-26, 2006. CEOs can apply at http://www.worldCEOentertainment.com.

Participants will have the opportunity to win the title of Chairman of Poker and a stylish Chairman of Poker ring that will be awarded to the winner of the championship tournament. The Palms Casino Resort & Maloof Productions produces Celebrity Poker on Bravo and is home of the Real Word Series in Vegas.

William Peraza, JR., CEO of World CEO Entertainment, and Maria Gomez, co-founder of CEO Poker, natives of Miami, Florida, developed the concept of the CEO Poker event. Peraza and Gomez saw a need for an event that highlighted some of the most powerful CEOs in the US playing against one another in poker, in the best hotel in Vegas--The Palms Resort and Casino.

The Palms was chosen to host the prestigious event that will cater to over 400+ CEOs from the world of the Internet, Industry, real estate, and Fortune 500 companies, ready to face each other over the green felt of the poker table for the title of Chairman of Poker.

Over 10 professional poker players, CEOs of their own poker empires, will also play along side the 400 plus CEOs in the tournament. Professional players include: Jennifer Harman, Phil Gordon, Cyndy Violette, Andy Bloch, Barry Greenstein, Sam Farha, among others.

“We reviewed and approached key hotels in Las Vegas and The Palms Hotel was awarded the opportunity of hosting the event because of its: incredible hotel atmosphere, professional staff, unique room spaces, and ability to cater to an audience of individuals that expect the best when they travel to Vegas,” says William Peraza, CEO and founder of CEO Poker. “The Palms has developed one of the strongest brands in the gaming industry with its incredible marketing savvy, from hosting Real World/Las Vegas, to being the home of Celebrity Poker on Bravo. It is a property known worldwide as a top resort destination."

A testament to the popularity of poker among top tier executives is the quick response that CEO Poker had when it leaked that CEOs would have a chance to play poker against each other in Vegas. Over 300 CEOs quickly applied for a seat within hours of launching the website, http://www.WorldCEOEntertainment.com. The event is more popular than an executive golf game.

“Poker is the new golf. Golf for many years was the sport of choice by executives to network, now poker is taking the limelight away from golf,” says Peraza. “Instead of networking on the golf greens, CEOs will compete over the green felt of the poker table at The Palms, in No Limit Texas Holdem. Poker is better than golf because it is a level playing field among men and women. Only your ability to bluff, fold, and win, separates the boys from the girls. Another reason poker is so popular among CEOs is the game itself. There is an element of constant danger that CEOs thrive on, where you can go out on any one hand.”

Instead of a new breed of golf players, a new breed of poker stars will be born at The Palms—day traders, dotcom millionaires, high powered women, online poker hotshots, and mathematical geniuses.

The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas' hippest resorts, is a 430-room property that boasts a diverse mix of restaurants and bars and a 95,000-square-foot casino. This boutique resort also offers the Palms Spa and AMP salon, Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex, Rain Las Vegas, ghostbar, Skin Pool Lounge, Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company and over 20,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms features the hottest specialty suites including: the Real World Suite as seen on MTV, NBA suites with extra-large furniture, a Playboy high-end lounge and a themed retail venue (opening in April). E!, VH1, CSI and MTV feature the Palms on a regular basis and the Victoria's Secret Angels made the Palms a featured destination during their "Angels Across America" tour. The Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road.

“CEOs continue to apply online for the chance to play in the CEO Poker tournament. CEOs ready to try their poker luck against other CEOs can apply to CEO Poker online by logging on to http://www.worldceoentertainment.com. All submissions will be reviewed. Buy-ins start at ($1,500-$10,000). Hotel stay at The Palms during the event is a requirement to play in the tournament.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Maria Gomez, 305-761-4371.

About World CEO Entertainment LLC

World CEO Entertainment produces CEO events. William Peraza, JR., CEO of World CEO Entertainment, developed the concept of entertainment productions that feature CEOs in a variety of out-of-the-box scenarios. Peraza saw a need for television that featured decision makers, influencers, individuals that make America work on a daily basis. World CEO entertainment LLC events include: All American CEO where CEOs battle in the Boardroom and in a variety business scenarios for the title of All American CEO; CEO Poker where CEOs play high stakes poker; CEO Hot Seat, a round table of CEOs will spend 1 week in a willing CEOs boardroom; and CEO Travel, where CEOs travel the world and show the best locations, products, companies, nationwide.

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