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THE DEAF POKER TOUR MAKES ITS PHILADELPHIA DEBUT AT LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL ON MAY 12–14

Three-Day, Seven Event Tournament at The Poker Room

Dedicated to Helping Hearing-Impaired Players Compete in Top Casinos

PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2022) – The Deaf Poker Tour brings its unique brand of poker competition to the Poker Room at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia for the first time this month. The multi-event tournament will run from Thursday, May 12 – Saturday, May 14.

The Deaf Poker Tour was created in 2006 by a group of six friends who wanted to bring together the best hearing-impaired poker players around. Since then, deaf players from across the country converge at each tournament to play in a setting that allows them to hone their skills and enjoy their passion for poker together. This seasonal tournament has made appearances at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Maryland, and now in Philadelphia.

The tournament provides sign language interpreters and writing materials at each table to help assist conversations between players and dealers. The tournaments are also unique in the way dealers are required to be trained in sign language in order to run the game. Many of the dealers and pit managers at the Live! Poker Room are welcoming the challenge to learn a new skill, meet new customers, and participate in an event that keeps growing because there are no barriers in communication.

"We're thrilled to host The Deaf Poker Tour for their first tournament in Philadelphia," said Anne Tran, Director of Poker at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. "It is truly inspiring to see so many people with an affinity for the game communicate in a different way than we're used to in the Poker Room. The tournament provides us with the opportunity to bridge the gap between the hearing world and the deaf community and we're very proud of it."

More than 100 players are expected to participate in seven events over three days.

 

About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Voted Best Overall Gaming Resort in Pennsylvania by Casino Player Magazine, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has transformed the South Philadelphia Stadium District into a nationally unrivaled one-stop destination to enjoy the fast-paced action of four major professional sports teams, memorable entertainment, premier dining, well-appointed hotel accommodations and world-class gaming. Conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the facility features more than 200 luxury hotel rooms that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a FanDuel® Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, and 150 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room. New dining and entertainment options include the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; the 10th Street Market, a unique food hall featuring Guy Fieri's Taco Joint and Guy's Burger Joint; Philadelphia-favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Bros. Bakery and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen; Morty's Deli and Luckie's Liquor. A spirited nightlife scene at Center Bar and R Bar rounds out the Live! experience. The property offers more than 15,000-square-feet of customizable meeting and event space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia was developed and remains owned and managed by Stadium Casino RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. For reservations, call 1-833-472-5483 or visit Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinophl 

About The Cordish Companies  

The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies' Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.  

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