LAS VEGAS – May 15, 2007 – Players who make a $1,000 contribution to Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) will have exclusive access to a special VIP lounge at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino® for the entire 2007 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light, the WSOP announced today.
The VIP Lounge will feature 24-hour food, beverages, plasma-screen televisions, internet access, a custom-made WSOP billiards table from Pool Store ‘n More and other amenities. VIP players will also be granted special parking privileges.
“Contributions to NVCI are tax-deductible as provided by law,” said NVCI Vice President of Communications Clark Dumont. Players who donate will receive receipts from NVCI for use in preparing their tax returns.
“The WSOP is committed to helping Nevada Cancer Institute continue its important and ground-breaking work,” said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the WSOP. “The new VIP lounge is one way to enlist the support of the poker community. It’s good for our players and good for NVCI.”
NVCI, the official community-relations partner of the WSOP, is committed to providing research-linked cancer care to Nevadans and people throughout the Southwest. It is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the premier cancer research and care facilities in the country.
NVCI Institute is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer research institute, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada, the Southwest and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high-quality patient care. NVCI is striving for a future without cancer achieved through initiated and collaborative research in basic, clinical and population science.
More information about NVCI is available at www.nevadacancerinstitute.org.
The 2007 World Series of Poker will begin June 1 at the Rio® All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More information on the tournament is available at www.worldseriesofpoker.com.
The WSOP is operated by a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET). Harrah’s is the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment through its operating subsidiaries. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, nearly 70 years ago, Harrah’s has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now owns or manages casinos on four continents. The company’s properties operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names; Harrah’s also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos. Harrah’s Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.
More information about Harrah’s is available at its Web site — www.harrahs.com.