Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston has been chosen as the host for an upcoming charity poker tournament that is expected to attract some of Hollywood’s most prominent figures. The event aims to raise funds for the Entertainment Community Fund, which supports workers in the film and television industry who have been impacted by the ongoing writer’s strike.
Set to take place on November 12th at the upscale Candela La Brea restaurant and event center in Los Angeles, the tournament offers various entry fee options. These range from $2,500 to a hefty $100,000 for premium packages that include multiple seats, enhanced starting stacks, re-buys, and personalized table felts adorned with participants’ names.
Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad,” brings not only his acting talent but also his passion for poker to the event. The actor has been involved in a longstanding celebrity poker game and even participated in the “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” where he secured the second spot and a $5,000 prize for his chosen charity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
In light of poker’s resurgence in popularity, celebrities have been drawn back to the game, as evidenced by their participation in this year’s World Series of Poker.
While the tournament is open to anyone interested in participating, the entry fee starts at $2,500, with a separate fee of $1,000 for spectators. However, the fees rise significantly beyond that, highlighting the dedication of stars and industry insiders to support workers affected by the ongoing strike.
The charity poker tournament spearheaded by Bryan Cranston promises to be a glamorous and impactful event, bringing together entertainment industry luminaries and Hollywood’s power players for a worthy cause.