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9th Annual Beat the Odds Celebrity Bingo & Texas Hold'em Tournament

Bingo - Poker - Beat the Odds

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Glendale Civic Auditorium
401 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208

Get ready to ante-up alongside celebs playing Texas Hold’em. If poker is not your thing there’s more fun to be had at the bingo tables.

Jill-Michele Melean - Poker Tournament

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Thank you to our wonderful celebrities, our supporters and volunteers for making RSN’s 8th Annual “Beat The Odds” Celebrity Charity Bingo & Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament a great success!

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The Beat the Odds Celebrity Charity Bingo & Texas Hold’em Tournament is RSN’s only annual fundraising event. All proceeds benefit the life-enriching programs RSN offers at no charge to people whose lives are affected by kidney disease.

Celebrities at the 8th Annual Event

Senator Anthony J Portantino

Senator Anthony J Portantino

Assembly member Laura Friedman

Assembly Member Laura Friedman

Celebrities subject to availability. RSN is committed to Responsible Gambling. If you are concerned about the gambling behavior of a friend or family member, you can find more information here.

Lori Hartwell’s RSN’s charity poker tournament will guarantee you tons of laughs while supporting a beautiful cause. Bet big with no guilt! That’s something you can’t say every day. –Jill Michele Melean

Kids shouldn’t get sick, but when they do we need to be there for them… amazing doctors and nurses try to heal them physically, but people like Lori Hartwell and her team at RSN help them feel better emotionally. The Renal Prom is quite simply one of the greatest events of the year… helping kids be kids… and if playing poker helps Lori and her work? Then sign me up! –Phillip Palmer, ABC Eyewitness News

A great night of fun playing Bingo, meeting new people, and knowing that the RSN Celebrity Poker/Bingo event is for such a wonderful cause. –Christopher Ard

I’m a poker novice and the RSN poker tournament was the most fun I’ve ever had losing money. All for a great cause. Supporting the RSN prom. –Lee Cauble, RN

I met a real life super hero today. My wife and I played bingo sitting next to a guy who donated his kidney to a stranger! I can’t give you my heart, because that’s already taken, but I can give you a kidney. This was my first time, but I’ll be back next year just because of what I learned today. –Jay Maffi

Celebrity Charity Bingo and Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament

Poker Tournament Winners Circle

8th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

8th Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament Winners: 1st Place Harvey Wells, 2nd Place Dean Ronalds, 3rd Place Jimmy Delle Valle
1st Place Harvey Wells (center), 2nd Place Dean Ronalds (right), 3rd Place Jimmy Delle Valle (left)

7th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Quinton Aaron, Frankie Ray, Tom Malloy, Joanne Martin, Lori Hartwell
1st Place to Frankie Ray, playing the final hands for Tom Malloy as he had a flight to NY. Quinton Aaron in 2nd place and Joanne Martin in 3rd place! Congratulations!

6th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Matt Cauble (2nd), Paul Chen (1st), Michael DiVita (3rd)

5th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Harvey Wells (3rd), Rick Foster (2nd) and Matt Cauble (1st). Photo courtesy of Denise Taylor.

4th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D David Pham, Gohan Petrosyan
Kyle Gass of Tenacious D (center) took the 1st place this year. David Pham (right), who is living with kidney disease, took 2nd and Gohan Petrosyan (left), dialysis professional, took 3rd. Congratulations!

Tournament Videos




Thank you to the 2017 Corporate Partners
8th Annual Beat the Odds Celebrity Bingo & Texas Hold'em Tournament

Royal Flush


Full House

ONELEGACY Foundation



Scrumptious Desserts by Porto’s Bakery & Cafe 

Portos Bakery - Glendale CA

Specialty lagers by local micro-brewery Brewyard

Brewyard - Beer - Brewery - Glendale CA

Delicious, authentic Italian entrées by Two Guys From Italy

two guys from italy - glendale ca

Thank you Northwest Kidney Centers for Silent Auction Support


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