#HoldEm4Charity | Ladbrokes Charity Casino Event

Charity casino evening with Ladbrokes

A few weekends ago I was invited along to the Gatsby themed Ladbrokes Poker charity casino event. It was held at the Double Tree Hilton for an evening of poker playing, wine drinking and lots of fun trying to win money for charity. I travelled by train to Leeds on the Saturday afternoon and met up with a few fellow bloggers for a bit of food before heading across the road to the event. It was held in the Sky Bar in the Hilton which was a perfect venue for the event with its panoramic views and luxury feel. We where greeted by the lovely hosts from Ladbrokes and given a glass of fizz before been taken in to the poker room. Everyone made such an effort to dress to the theme, there was some amazing outfits. 
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We all sat around a table and was taught the basics to play along. After a few practise rounds it all kicked off and we got to it. I must admit I have NEVER played poker before and I did not have a clue even after the lesson I was still a bit clueless so I just winged it a bit until I sort of understood a bit more. A few people soon started loosing there chips so it decreased to two tables which I some how made it one to ! However my luck ran out and I was out of the game. 
Instead of playing along I was entertained by the amazing magician Pete James  ! I was so impressed with this guy ! I thought his tricks where amazing (even more so after a few wines). 

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great gatsby themes

It all got very intense in the final rounds but the amazing Bryony from breakfastatbryonys.com managed to battle through and win £500 for her choose charity ! She did so well considering she had never played before either !
The night was such good fun and I would like to say a huge thank you to Ladbrokes for having me. Im itching to have another go around the table although I'm still not sure about playing with real money ;) You can read more about the night on the Ladbrokes website here!

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