Poker Pros assembled on Sunday in the name of charity for the opening WPT Playing for a Better World Charity poker tournament. The tournament benefits WPT Foundation, which make use of the World Poker Tour’s platform to influence constructive change on a global level. Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Selbst, Live Boeree, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Maria Ho along with celebrities such as Pau Gasol and Maria Bello gathered at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. It was Daniel Negreanu who ended up taking the first prize.

Steve Heller, CEO of WPT said WPT is a premier name in international gaming and entertainment world and it is dedicated to use the extensive research to bring about positive change.

He further added that the launch of WPT Foundation at the SLS hotel was a great night and extended his thanks to celebrities, poker partners and charity partners attending the events. He also said that they will be conducting more of such fund raising events in near future. All the poker pros and celebrities sounded quite excited after participating in the event.