The inaugural Tony and Eva Parker Celebrity Poker Casino night hosted by San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Eva Longoria-Parker happened on August 9th, 2008 that benefited their chosen charity. The event will happen at Pedrotti's North Wind Ranch located at 13715 FM 1560N in San Antonio. The doors will open for the guests at 5:30 p.m.
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. just after dinner. The buy-in cost is $300, which gave players $10,000 in starting chips and $100 additional rebuys (for $5,000 in chips) are available through the 1st hour once the players' chips drop below five thousand. During the break, players can buy one last add-on for $200 to receive an extra fifteen thousand in chips. Different casino games are also be available during the event. Blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines, money wheel and others.
Those players who buy into the event also received 2,000 in chips for casino games. Admission for casino games can only be bought throughout the event: $10 for 1,000 chips or $20 for 3,000 in chips. The casino games end on 9:30 p.m. and players can exchange their chips for tickets on the prize drawing. The event were sponsored by UltimateBet. The main beneficiary for the event is Eva's Heroes, a charity organization started by Parker to help those people that have developmental challenges.