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Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, Holly Madison, Shannon Elizabeth, Nelly at World Series of Poker Main Event

July 13, 2011 by  



Holly Madison, Jack Effel and Phil Hellmuth
Athletes, actors and musicians joined hundreds of poker enthusiasts at the first weekend of the main event of the World Series of Poker kicked off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10 (Pictured above: Holly Madison, Jack Effel and Phil Hellmuth).  

Ray Romano

Ray Romano

Celebrities spent the weekend betting and bluffing in pursuit of one of the most coveted prizes of all sporting events. “Everybody Loves Raymond” actors Brad Garrett and Ray Romano came out to play on Saturday, July 9 and provided some pre-game laughs for the anxious crowds.

Brad_Garrett

Brad_Garrett

NBA players Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks hit a lucky streak and were among a few of the stars who survived day one of the event.

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Poker proved to be a universal language as appearances by foreign celebrities included Australian cricket star Shane Warne, UK football star Teddy Sherington, and French singer Patrick Bruel. Other noticeable sightings were rapper and musician Nelly; Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband and manager; actor Jason Alexander and actresses Jennifer Tilly and Shannon Elizabeth.

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Vegas’ own headlining Planet Hollywood “Peepshow” showgirl, Holly Madison, showed her bubbly personality as she performed the ceremonial Shuffle Up and Deal on Sunday, July 10, alongside poker pro Phil Hellmuth and WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel.

Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth

Nelly

Nelly

Photos courtesy of World Series of Poker.

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