Following the opening reception, the Celebrity Poker Tournament will be held in the new Tournament Poker Room at Caesars Palace, the largest private poker room in the United States. Slots are limited; registration for the tournament is $25 with a $200 buy-in and is open to all registered D.I.C.E. Summit attendees. Some of the top card sharks from the World Series of Poker are scheduled to appear:
Thomas "Thunder" Keller - Keller is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion, winning in his first attempt at the WSOP $5,000 No Limit Event in 2004 against one of the toughest No Limit Hold'em fields in history.
Edward Moncada - A three-year veteran of the WSOP, Moncada won the World Series of Poker $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em tournament held earlier this year.
Scott Fischman - At 24, Fischman is the youngest player to win back-to-back WSOP titles. He also owns thefishtank.com, an online poker site, and is a featured player in the World Series of Poker video game.
Perry Friedman - A frequent competitor on the WSOP circuit, Friedman placed third at the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament held in Las Vegas this past June.
Max "The Italian Pirate" Pescatori - Pescatori recently won the WSOP Circuit Limit Hold'em event in Atlantic City, NJ .
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson - Ferguson is a three-time WSOP champ and Ferguson is the lead technical designer of the Full Tilt Poker online website.