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April 6, 2006 (CPP) is qualifying two players to play side-by-side against Ace Frehley of Kiss, Jane Wiedlin of the GoGo’s, Sully Erna of Godsmack, Vinnie Paul from Pantera and Big Vin Records and, if shooting schedule permits, singer/actor Steven Van Zandt, playing for their favorite charities in the first VH1 Rock ‘n’ Roll Celebrity Poker Player Tournament airing this fall on VH1 Classic.

The charity event, presented by and produced by Tenner and Associates Inc., will be taped Thursday, June 8, 2006 in the Second City Theatre at Harrah’s Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Two lucky visitors to will get the chance to participate with the rock ‘n’ roll stars. “Free roll” tournaments will be held at the site during the next two months. Harrah’s Flamingo will also qualify one player to sit at the table with the rock ‘n’ roll celebrities.

“ is the one online poker room where you really can play alongside the ‘stars,'” Lance A. Perry, Executive Producer and CEO of New Poker Corporation, says. “We are looking forward to a great show, watching the celebrities play for their favorite charity and giving a couple of our players the chance to be a part of a big tournament on VH1 Classic.”

The VH1 Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Celebrity Poker Player Tournament will air on VH1 Classic in addition to DirectTV programming on Jet Blue and Frontier Airlines. Pro player and fan favorite Phil Laak will host the show. Matt Savage will serve as tournament director.

The celebrities will donate all winnings their favorite charity. The celebrity and guest left standing will take over VH1 Classic for an entire day, programming music videos and serving as on-air hosts.

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