MMA Star Randy Couture to Host Poker Tournament
For the second straight year, mixed martial arts star Randy Couture will be holding a charity poker tournament to help U.S. military veterans. The tournament is called “Operation All In” and it will be held on August 22nd at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.
Operation All In, which is staged by Couture’s Xtreme Couture G.I. foundation, will feature celebrity players and allow the public to join in on the action too. Some of the celebrities involved include poker players Todd Brunson, Lee Watkinson, David Williams, Adam Schoenfeld, Chip Jett, and Robert Williamson III as well as MMA stars Dan Henderson, Frank Trigg, Phil Baroni, and Stephan Bonnar.
Those who wish to participate in Operation All In can buy into the tournament for $330 with $100 rebuys being offered too. The first place prize in this tourney will be a $10,000 Main Event seat in the PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge which is held at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Randy Couture is extremely excited about the second annual Operation All In tournament and said, “We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back for our second annual charity event. It’s sure to be an amazing time, while raising awareness and a lot of money for an unbelievable cause.” The cause that Couture is referring will be helping wounded U.S. military veterans as well as their families.
Couture, who is a U.S. army veteran himself, expanded on the charitable cause of Operation All In by saying, “Having spent time in a uniform it became a personal goal of mine to find a way to give back to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces for the sacrifices they make defending our freedoms. The Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation was born out of that desire. We hope you’ll come join us for a great night and rub elbows with some of the best fighters and poker players on the planet all in the name of our troops.”