WPT Celebrity Invitational

word type: poker slang

  1. 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.

Hollywood Shuffle

Some famous names to have played the event include:

- Mimi Rogers

- Lou Diamond Phillips

- Pete Sampras

- William Hung