Celebs Ante Up for Darfur
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle starred in Ante Up for Africa, a charity no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the Rio Pavilion in Las Vegas to raise money for the victims of the crisis in Darfur.
Cheadle started the fundraiser last year with celebrity poker player Annie Duke, and it’s a big draw.
Stars on hand included Adam Sandler, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander and George Lopez.
“It’s just great to see everybody,” Cheadle told E! Online before playing. “Don’t expect to win, because it’s mine.”
Proceeds went to two organizations: Not on Our Watch, the advocacy group started by Cheadle, Damon, George Clooney and Brad Pitt (good pedigree, eh?); and ENOUGH, an initiative working to end civil conflicts in Darfur, Uganda and Congo.
“When there’s no actual money for me, I’m very good,” Alexander cracked.
No matter what kind of hand he draws, he’s still playing George Costanza.