of PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas turned into a spectacle of lights, cameras and open drinks on Thursday as dozens of celebrities, athletes and content creators gathered for a night of poker action that served as the perfect kickoff to Super Bowl weekend in Sin City .
of Famous Poker Tournament Invitational II consisted of an invite-only field of 73 participants and no reality TV star Princess Love coming out on top to win $20,000 and a custom engraved LOUIS XIII cognac bottle along with two engraved Baccarat crystal glasses.
Those in the mix at the second annual celebrity poker tournament invitational included celebrities such as Perez Hilton AND Tana Mongeaua Las Vegas influencer who came in third for $5,000 to the Atlanta Falcons quarterback Keith Smith dropped to second place for $10,000.
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It was a packed house inside the PokerGO Studio as the giant edge guards and stylish influencers took their seats at half a dozen tables located throughout the studio.
At the broadcasting table, the chess queen Alexandra Baptism sat across from Mongeau, who found herself seated among other social media stars Bryce Hall AND Steiny.
across the room, Ethan “Rampage” Yau matches his fellow poker vlogger Brad Owen next to a sign titled by the NFL Calais Campbellfootballer Lauren chairman and the poker star Wolfgang Poker.
PokerNews was on hand as the Electric Invitational event unfolded and caught up with the first poker vlogger to reach one million subscribers, who said he was excited to mix it up with “people who are experts in their field.”
“And we’re all getting together in the poker room,” said Wolfgang Poker, “so it’s going to be a fun time.”
Another beloved poker YouTuber, Joey Ingramwas just as excited for the night to begin as he helped organize the night’s festivities.
“Everybody’s fired up, so many people here,” Ingram said PokerNews. “Everybody’s excited, it’s very rare that you see that in a poker tournament where everybody’s pumped up, ready to go. So it’s good energy here.”
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Princess Loves comes out on top
One of the event’s most crowded tables featured eventual champion Love sitting between her husband, Ray Jand defending champion Qiyu “Nemo” Zhou. Love held his own against the chess star and others at the table including Jose Canseco, Josie Canseco AND Gordie Gronkowski.
According to PokerGO updates, Yau, Wolfgang Poker and Hall were all eliminated around the ten-point cash bubble in the invitational tournament. Not long after, Love scored a double knockout with a river run and eventually overcame the NFL player’s commanding lead. Laviska Shenault en route to her invitational victory.
Don’t let the reality star’s TV persona fool you, Love is a smashing poker sensation. Last December, she finished 40th in the WPT World Championship after adding $132,500 to her $270,404 in live winnings.
Others who cashed in the second annual Celebrity Poker Invitational include Gronkowski ($1,334), Trent “BookItWithTrent” Attyah ($5 – $3000) and Laviska Shenault ($4 – $3500).
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