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Las Vegas, Nevada-World Series of Poker Comes to Hollywood - New Hollywood Motion Picture "Lucky You" Scheduled for Casting and Filming in Hollywood and Las Vegas, Soon
Drew Barrymore and Eric Bana are set to star in "Lucky You" at Warner Bros. Story revolves around struggling singer (Drew Barrymore) who hooks up with professional poker player (Eric Bana) as he collides with his estranged father at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The casting company for the movie is currently seeking poker players and dealers for the film. Details and application forms are available on the front page of www.PokerConnection.net

(PRWEB) February 15, 2005 -- Hollywood movies the likes of "Cincinatti Kid", "Rounders", "Maverick", and even "The Sting" have solidly impacted poker over the years. Now the World Series of Poker, which has always been the "real deal" and the long time pinnacle of poker, makes it's debut in Hollywood! The World "Series" has always been exactly what it's name depicts it to be, that is, a daily series of poker tournaments all month long, leading up to and culminating with the no limit holdem, final, main championship event, the "World Championship" as we know it. The main event has grown in leaps and bounds from a mere 312 players in 1999, needing only 3 days to complete, with a first place prize of a mere 1 million U.S. dollars, now up and skyward bound to a staggering attendance of 2,576 players in 2004, requiring a full week to complete and accompanied by a $5 million dollar first place prize, with even $1.1 million going to a distant 5th place finish. This year in July 2005, over 7,000 players are anticipated to ante up the $10,000 each and compete for an estimated first prize of a whopping $10 million U.S. dollars!

This feeding frenzy has been mainly attributed to the onslaught of online poker players coming on stream at enormous epidemic rates and fueling what appears to be "Poker Mania". Both online qualifiers, Chris Moneymaker (2003) and Greg Raymer (2004) went on to win the title, affirming the logo I noticed printed on some player's baseball cap, who was on my table at the series a couple of years ago... "The World Series of Poker"... "Anyone can win".

"Lucky You" is destined to be a surefire hit at the box office as hoards of eager beaver home town gamblers, who have never even been to "head office"(Las Vegas) anticipate their first inside look at winning the big one!

The casting company for the movie is currently seeking poker players and dealers to star in the film. To download an application online, go to www.PokerConnection.net and click on the banner on the home page that says "Major Motion Picture". Poker Connection is a Network of affiliated gambling directories that list online Poker Rooms, Casinos, Sportsbooks, Horses and Bingo. Poker Connection features live online viewing of the popular T.V. show PokerUpdates whose current episode tells us more about the filming of "Lucky You".

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