MMA Legend Randy Couture Hosts Charity Poker Tournament and Halloween Bash at Golden Nugget

SOURCE: Poker Public Relations

Third Annual “Operation All In” Fundraiser for Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – October 14, 2010) –  Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy “The Natural” Couture will host the third annual “Operation All In” charity poker tournament and auction fundraiser benefiting the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 30 starting at 2 p.m. in The Grand events center.

This event is open to the public and will include: a celebrity charity poker tournament featuring professional poker players, MMA and Hollywood celebrities; live and silent auctions offering MMA memorabilia, and dinner with Couture and a one-hour personal MMA lesson; autograph sessions with photo opportunities; raffle prizes; and a Halloween after party inside Gold Diggers. Proceeds will benefit injured US soldiers.

Confirmed participants include MMA fighters include Randy Couture, Tyson Griffin, Ryan Couture, Martin Kampmann, Gray Maynard, Jason Ron, Ray Sefo, Mike Pyle and John Alessio, David Zayas of “Dexter” and “The Expendables,” and professional poker players Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Layne Flack, Gavin Smith, Perry Friedman, Antonio Esfandiari, James Mordue, Todd Brunson, Nick and Michael Binger, Dutch Boyd, Lacey Jones, Matt Savage, and “Donk Down Radio” personality Bryan Micon and “Raw Vegas’” Dave Farra.

The winner of the “Operation All In” charity poker tournament will take home $10,000 in cash and top finishers will win valuable sponsored product prizes.

The buy-in for “Operation All In” is $225 with $100 multi re-buys. Tournament participants will also receive free entry to the first annual Randy Couture Halloween bash starting at 8 p.m. inside Gold Diggers nightclub overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. For those not wishing to participate in the poker tournament, general admission tickets to the Halloween bash will be available for $25 at the door.

“Operation All In” is sponsored and supported by Deepstacks, Poker Players Alliance, Full Tilt Poker, Xtreme Couture MMA, Lord Griffon, Godard Art, and the Golden Nugget.

Seats are limited. Tournament seats may be purchased in advance inside the Golden Nugget Poker Room, by calling (702) 386-8383 or (800) 777-4658, ext. 8164, or by email at [email protected]. Participants may also register on the day of the event. For more information visit or

Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award consecutively since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guest rooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $180 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s Restaurants, Inc., introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. The Golden Nugget Las Vegas recently unveiled Rush Tower, a $150 million, 500 guest room and suite addition to the property, furthering the gaming, dining and entertainment options at the luxury resort. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at

The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, was founded by Randy and Kim Couture to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism — which doesn’t include the many more suffering the mental effects. The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life. Visit for more information.


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