Stars set for battle as Celebrity Poker Tour announces February 8 return

Adam Hampton
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Posted on: January 28, 2024 11:40 pm EST

By now, we’ve watched celebrities dancing, baking, farming and singing. We’ve seen them skating, racing and dating. Not to mention cooking and lip-syncing, surviving in the wild, or working as an apprentice.

Seeing a familiar face doing something new can often be revealing about their character, but few activities throw as much light on your inner self as the game of poker.

That’s why we’re excited to see the return of the Celebrity Poker Tour next month, and why the PokerOrg Instant team will be on hand to catch every suck-out, bad-beat and missed draw that sends these big names crying to their agents.

Nemo Zhou, winner of the 2023 Enclave Celebrity Poker Invitational, with founder Blake Wynn

Sports stars, influencers and musicians join the mix

Following a debut as the Enclave Celebrity Poker Invitational last summer, the CPT will be making its return on February 8 at the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas. While the previous event was a one-off – won by chess wizard and content creator Qiyu ‘Nemo’ Zhou – the 2024 incarnation will run as a full series of tournaments.

Over 70 celebs have signed up to take part so far, including a number of names that will be familiar to poker fans.

Poker player Joey Ingram smiles for the camera at the poker table
PokerOrg Player Advisory Board member Joey Ingram has confirmed he’ll be playing

Joey Ingram, Brad Owen, Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau and Alexander ‘Wolfgang Poker’ Seibt are among the players with established poker chops, but the roster also features numerous figures from the arts, sports and online worlds.

Notable names include:

  • Musician Ray J
  • Producer and actress Princess Love
  • Former baseball star Jose Canseco and his model daughter, Josie
  • Chess star Alex Botez
  • UFC star Aljamain Sterling
  • TikTok star Tommy Unold
  • Influencer Kinsey Wolanski
  • Sporting siblings Glenn and Gordie Gronkowski
  • Journalist and gossip columnist Perez Hilton
  • Snapback Sports founder Jack Settleman
  • NFL quarterback Will Levis
  • Reality TV star Zay Wilson
  • Influencer Tana Mongeau
  • Super Bowl XLII winner David Tyree
  • MLB star MJ Melendez
  • Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler
  • Chess player Eric Hansen
  • Influencer Aaron “Steiny” Steinberg

The collection of celebrities throws up some interesting potential combinations, with one juicy clash already confirmed:

Previous winner Nemo Zhou will also be returning alongside philanthropist Bill Pulte, who she defeated heads-up for the $20,000 top prize last summer.

You can watch the full stream from last August below.

Get updates from the Celebrity Poker Tour in an Instant

PokerOrg Instant will be at the PokerGO studio to provide live updates, features, photos, videos and interviews from all the Celebrity Poker Tour events. And with the sheer number of big names involved, we’re expecting to witness some serious clashing of egos when the cards get dealt.

As with any of the world’s biggest live poker events, PokerOrg Instant is the next best thing to being there. And this is one poker party you don’t want to miss. Just hit the Instant link on our homepage for free, up-to-the-minute coverage, from the first hand to the last.

Additional image courtesy of WPT