“Gambling seems to have a hot hand at the movies these days, with a number of films being released — the first one dealing with card counters at blackjack and the latest centering on high-stakes poker. Tomorrow night (April 24), the CineVegas Film Festival and Seven Arts Pictures will host the world premiere of the poker film “Deal” at the Brenden Theatres at The Palms Casino Resort.
Beginning at 7:30, the evening kicks off with plenty of stars walking the red carpet., including Mimi Rogers, Melissa Rivers, Sharon Lawrence, Efren Ramirez, Vince Vieluf, Joe Hachem, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Lorrie Morgan, Brett Davern, Simona Fusco, former World Poker Tour Host and Fox News reporter Courtney Friel, German Playmate of the Year 2005 Janine Habeck, Playmate of the Month May 2006 Alison Waite and Playmate of the Month August 2006 Monica Leigh, as well as additional stars from PokerStars and the World Poker Tour.
You’ll get to see the movie at 8:30 followed by the official after-party at Moon nightclub in The Palms. If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, the film follows the story of retired poker legend Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds) who turns cocky, hotshot, card-playing Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison) into his protégé. The two pair up and master every tournament they enter, but the winning streak and friendship between the two is eventually thwarted by the interference of a Las Vegas call girl, Michelle (Shannon Elizabeth). The pair eventually part ways and separately prepare for the World Poker Tour, where only one will take home the championship title. I hear it’s pretty good. ” ~ read the entire news story here.