WPT Celebrity Invitational
word type: poker slang
- An annual, invitation-only, poker tournament held at Commerce Casino as part of the World Poker Tour that pits poker players vs. celebrities.
For poker players to reserve a spot in the Celebrity Invitational, they must purchase a seat in the $25K WPT Championship event that is held the following April.
For celebrities, having a good publicist helps, but most any famous or semi-famous celebrity with an affection for poker can score an invite.
Some famous names to have played the event include:
- Mimi Rogers
- Lou Diamond Phillips
- Pete Sampras
- William Hung