Rich Sommer, Michael Gladis at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational

Mingle Media TV Network was invited to come out and cover the World Poker Tour? Celebrity Invitational at the Commerce Casino. This red carpet extravaganza, featuring the biggest names in Hollywood, sports stars and well-known personalities prior to the annual WPT Celebrity Invitational benefiting Chrysalis. The WPT Celebrity Invitational began with 482 players, and enough of them paid for the $200 rebuys to raise $95,300 for the Chrysalis charity. The World Poker Tour chipped in another $4,700 to make the final donation an even $100,000. Called the “Poker Capital of the World,” the Commerce Casino hosts the exclusive and glamorous WPT Celebrity Invitational. The most star-studded event in poker, the WPT Invitational attracts famous professionals and Hollywood celebrities. World Poker Tour is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has filmed more than 350 hours of programming broadcast in over 150 countries and is currently filming its all-new ninth season which will air on FSN. WPT also offers a unique online subscription and sweepstakes-based poker club,, which is available in 38 states across the U.S. Additionally, WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc. For more information, visit Become our friend on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter: @wptnewsalerts. We’d like to thank Justin from Strive Communications for inviting us to cover this event. For more information please contact them at For video interview coverage of this event, please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV at

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