Casino offers charity poker tournament, free meals for vetsWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hollywood Casino Toledo will host a Veterans Day poker tournament with all re-buys donated to local nonprofit Veterans Matter.
The no-limit hold ‘em tournament will start at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 11. Cost is $60 buy-in with $25 re-buys.
“I’ve done these tournaments in the past at other places I’ve worked, and we were wanting to do something for the community to give back a little bit and thought this would be a good way to do it,” said Poker Manager Ken Lambert. “We thought it would be a great way to have a little fun, meet some new people and raise some money for a good cause. We hope we get a really good turnout.”
Veterans Matter, a program of local nonprofit 1Matters, works to house homeless veterans. For more information, visit veteransmatter.org.
The tournament guarantees $2,000 in prize money and is expected to last about three hours.
New players who come early can ask for a poker lesson, to walk them through the steps, Lambert said.
Veterans Day meals
Hollywood Casino Toledo is also offering a complimentary lunch and dinner at Epic Buffet on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, for all Marquee Rewards members who are current or former military members.
Veterans will need to show their rewards card and military ID or veterans health card. Veterans who are not Marquee Rewards members can join that day at Player Services and dine for free. Marquee Rewards membership is free.
Epic Buffet hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 4-9 p.m. for dinner.
“We are humbled every day by the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of our Armed Forces,” said Richard St. Jean, general manager of Hollywood Casino Toledo, said in a news release. “On Veterans Day we’re honored to recognize their service and show our gratitude. That’s why we’re inviting military members, past and present, to enjoy a meal on us.”
The casino is located at 777 Hollywood Blvd. on the banks of the Maumee River. For more information, visit hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.