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The 2015 Redsfest Celebrity Poker Tournament

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2015 tournament is sold out.
A limited number of entries are available on the waiting list. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Sara Ingram at or call (513) 765-7240.
When is the Tournament?
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Where is the Tournament?
Duke Energy Convention Center, 3rd floor Ballroom "A"
Please note: a Saturday ticket for Redsfest is needed to enter Duke Energy Convention Center. Each Poker participant/spectator is responsible for bringing their own complimentary pass to gain entry into the convention center. The Reds Community Fund is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or forgotten passes.
Registration opens at 3:00 p.m.
Side games begin at 3:00 p.m.
Tournament starts at 4:00 p.m. sharp
How many are playing?
600 players
How many players at a table?
Ten (10) plus the dealer, including (1) one celebrity
How can I register?
a. On with credit card
b. By phone with credit card
c. By mail with check or credit card
d. At Community Corner at Redsfest on Friday (based upon availability)
e. At registration table prior to start of event 3:00-4:00 pm with cash, check, or credit card (based upon availability)
Buy-in is $175 (through November 18th) and $200 (starting November 19th) ($2,000 in chips) and includes food and two drink tickets
Are there Re-Buys?
Yes, three (3) at $50 each ($2,000 in chips) in the first 90 minutes (must be purchased prior to break). The player must have $2,000 or less in chips.
Is there an Add-On?
Yes, one (1) at $50 ($5,000 in chips) after break at 90 minutes. Everyone is eligible. Must have chips/active in the game.
What is the payout?
50% payout to top 27 players based upon 540 players.
Can I watch and not play?
$$100 (through November 18th) and $125 (starting November 19th) to observe and includes food and two drink tickets. Spectator passes will not be available for purchase the day of event.
Please note: autographs and photographs of celebrities are not permitted at this event.
Are phones allowed in tournament?
All cellular/electronic devices are prohibited to be used inside of the tournament playing area. Any player using a cellular/electronic device while at the table will be required to fold his/her current hand.
Are autographs allowed during event?
Autographs and photographs of celebrities are not permitted at this event.
How long will the tournament last?
Scheduled for five (5) hours
Please note: the tournament will continue until only one person remains.
Who are the dealers?
Experienced volunteer dealers
Who is the Charity or who is the beneficiary?
The Reds Community Fund is the official non-profit organization of the Cincinnati Reds. Since its inception in 2001, the Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball and softball-themed outreach efforts.
Who can I call with game rule questions?
Rules will be provided at registration at the night of the tournament or you can call Sara Ingram at (513)765-7240.