Radio Celebrities test their poker skills for local charities at Casino Nova

HALIFAX, May 14 /CNW/ - Last night, Casino Nova Scotia kicked off the East Coast Poker Open by hosting a one of a kind Radio Celebrity Poker game. Radio hosts from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick showed off their poker faces and played a few hands of poker for charities of their choice.

The big winner of the event was Denyse Sibley from Country FX 101.9, receiving $1,160 for The Heart and Stroke Foundation. It was Sibley's first time playing poker and she was clearly excited about her win.

"At first I thought, oh it's a good thing this isn't my money, then when I started winning I wished it was my money," jokes Denyse Sibley. "But really, it was all for a really great cause and I had tons of fun."

Second place was secured by Kool FM's Griff Henderson, earning $740 for The Children's Trust Fund while BJ Burke from Q104 took third place with the prize amount of $480, also for The Children's Trust Fund. All other participants received a donation from Casino Nova Scotia in support of their charities.

Some of the other participants who tested their poker skills were: Scotty Mars from Q104, Geoff Walsh from HalFM, Peter Harrison from C100, Jamie Patterson from Rogers Lite 92.9, Kevin Worrell from Fred FM in Fredericton and Mike Brown from C103 in Moncton.

The East Coast Poker Open runs from Thursday, May 13 to Sunday, May 16, where the 60 finalists will play for the grand prize purse, which could exceed $100,000.

For more information about the tournament, daily schedules and how to register, please visit:


For further information: For further information: Howard Blank - Vice-President, Media & Entertainment, TEL: (604) 303-1000, FAX: (604) 247-8605,; Amie Moore - Entertainment Manager, Casino Nova Scotia, TEL: (902) 496-4668, FAX: (902) 496-7908,

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