Forum in Los Angeles hosted a charity poker tournament for City of Hope that was attended by prominent poker players as well as some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities.
The Kardashian sisters, which became famous for their reality TV show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ were also in attendance. Kim, Khloe and Kendall, along with their mother Kris Jenner joined the game and helped raise half a million dollars for the cause. The sponsors at the game paid $50,000 for a private table.
Those who wanted to sit at the table next to the sisters had to pay $7,500. Kim, Khloe and Kendall, unsurprisingly, became the centers of attention at the event, taking pictures with the guests and encouraging them to donate. The funds raised at the event will go to a leading cancer research hospital, City of Hope.
The game was hosted by Phil Hellmuth, a legendary poker player who has won the World Series of Poker bracelets a record fifteen times. He emceed the event along with Randall Emmett, a film and tv producer who is behind projects such as 2 Guns and Lone Survivor. The guests played a no-limit Texas Hold’em with no standard prize pool. Rather, the winners were awarded tickets to concerts and games. Besides the Kardashian sisters, guests of the event had the pleasure of playing with Ryan Feldman and Brandon Cantu, as well as a handful of other celebrities.
The event did not pass without any drama as people started to criticize Khloe Kardashian
It seems like wherever the Kardashian sisters go, drama follows. This event was not an exception. With so much attention focused on every action of these sisters, some people were bound to criticize them for something or the other. This time, Khloe was the one who became the object of censure as many took to Twitter to scold her for leaving her newborn baby at home and going to play poker in Los Angeles, even if it was for a charitable cause. Khloe responded to the critics, tweeting: “Mommy shamers r at a high right now. I’m sick, at a charity event & I’m getting slack 4being here bc I have a baby? Her dad is watching her while I’m trying 2bring awareness 2an amazing organization. But either way, what’s wrong w a new mom letting daddy take over 4a few hours?”