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The Real Deal! Premieres at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino

October 22, 2008 by  

The Real Deal! Premieres at The Venetian
The Real Deal!, the first ever live interactive poker-themed stage show, premiered at The Venetian with a star-studded red carpet event followed by an exclusive after party at LAVO at The Palazzo. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography) Entertainment industry veterans such as Don Johnson, Tim Conway, and Mike Connor played alongside poker pros Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth for the chance to be named The Real Deal! premiere poker champion.

Don Johnson (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Don Johnson (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Mike Connor became the first celebrity guest to defeat the poker pros (Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Mike Connor became the first celebrity guest to defeat the poker pros (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Mike Connor managed to outplay his fellow celebrity guest players, Daniel and Phil to walk out of The Venetian Showroom as the first celebrity guest to defeat the poker pros.

Bob Newhart, Tim Conway and Steve Lawrence (photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Bob Newhart, Tim Conway and Steve Lawrence (photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Celebrity guests in attendance: Jennifer Tilly, Robert Wagner, Tim Conway, Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Mike Connor and Don Johnson.

Poker legend Doyle Brunson (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Poker legend Doyle Brunson (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

The Real Deal! Poker Team pros in attendance: Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harmon, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Gavin Smith, Eli Elezra, Scotty Nguyen and Todd Brunson.

Poker pro Phil Hellmuth (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

Poker pro Phil Hellmuth (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

The Real Deal! host Vinnie Favorito (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

The Real Deal! host Vinnie Favorito (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak, IS Photography)

The poker pros and celebrities celebrated the premiere of The Real Deal! by taking over LAVO’s expansive outdoor terrace as well as the private dining room.  Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rotating roster of pokers pros from the show will host a meet and greet for the show’s VIP ticket holders in the lounge at LAVO following their 5:30 pm show.

To buy tickets for The Real Deal! visit the web site at http://www.venetian.com/Pages.aspx?id=2055

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