Palms Casino charity event to benefit TRF on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas



The Tyler Robinson Foundation, the nonprofit organization of the Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling childhood cancer, will host its first  charity poker event in partnership with the Charity Series of Poker. Slay Cancer with Poker, the $300 event with $100 rebuys and $100 add-ons will take place at View Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort on Jan. 18.

The event will begin with an open-bar reception and hors d’oeuvres at 3:30 p.m. PST. Beginning at 5, players can compete to win the grand prize of a $10K World Series of Poker Main Event seat. Additionally, there will be $1K bonuses for purchasing the most rebuys and for the chipleader, bounty prizes, and many other prizes including a silent auction and 50-50 cash raffle drawing.

Mekhi Phifer and Kane Hodder will be in attendance along with other surprise celebrity guests. Joe Stapleton will emcee the tournament, while other poker personalities slated to attend the event include WAOP bracelet-winner Chris Wallace and Matt Stout. Additional participating celebrities and personalities will be announced in the coming weeks.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit TRF, which has raised more than $10M to support families battling childhood cancer by providing grants to offset the many unseen costs associated with treatment.

Players can get more information, preregister online, donate, or bid on silent auction items from anywhere in the world at

For more information, including poker rules, sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, please contact Ashley Burney at

Chris Cosenza

Chris Cosenza