On Tuesday night some of Sydney’s biggest sports and entertainment stars joined invited guests to celebrate the launch of Star City’s new Poker Room.
Guests included NRL players Wendell Sailor, Braith Anasta, Brett Kimmorley, Ben Ross, Glen Stewart and Chris Hicks, boxer Danny Green, AFL player Adam Goodes, TV personalities Jason Dundas, Darren McMullen, Laura Csortan and Mike Goldman, former Olympian Melinda Gainsford Taylor and model Alice Burdeu.
For the regal themed soiree, guests were greeted by beautiful Duchesses and a strapping young King, then lead into a royal English garden, adorned with floral arrangements aplenty and a fitting grass hedge that ensured privacy for the intimate event.
Sydney’s Queen of Queens, Courtney Act also took to the stage with a live rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” which was well-received by the spirited crowd.
Star City’s own celebrity chef, Sean Connolly, ensured guests were treated to an abundance of delicious canapés as they sipped on Raspberry Sour cocktails and Moet & Chandon champagne.
Those eager to test their skills on the new tables then took a seat in the two-hour live poker game, battling it out to win a starting place in the upcoming APPT satellite tournament and to donate $10,000 from Star City toward a charity of their choice.
The entertaining game saw all guests including sport and entertainment stars bonding over their love for poker, whilst others excitedly watched on and offered their support.
Sports Manager Paddy Dominiguez took out the title after a gruelling finale against Ben Symond, nephew to John “Aussie” Symond. Dominiguez chose the Sony Foundation as the recipient of the $10,000 cheque.
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The stars were out to celebrate the opening of the new Star City Poker Room
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