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Cardiff casino raises over £6,000 for City Hospice with celebrity poker night

Grosvenor Casino Cardiff raised money for local care facility City Hospice pitting Welsh sporting celebrities, including Gavin Gwyne and Craig Quinnell, against each other in a charity poker tournament

It was aces high when Welsh sporting legends went head to head to help raise more than £6,000 for a local hospice at Grosvenor Casino Cardiff’s charity poker tournament last week.

The tournament was flushed with sporting legends including Welsh professional boxer, Gavin Gwynne, and former Welsh Rugby Union player, Craig Quinnell, who joined 80 poker players battling it out to come out on top in aid of Cardiff’s care facility, City Hospice.

The overall winner of the tournament bluffed his way to victory and split the final prize pot of  £2,000 with second place.

Mark Stothard, General Manager at Grosvenor Casinos Cardiff, said: “We’re proud to have raised £6,400 for City Hospice and would like to thank everyone for making the charity poker tournament such as success. Whether you are a poker pro or a novice, our casino welcomes everyone to learn and play in a relaxed setting – even sporting legends who certainly learned a thing or to when they stepped up to the felt at the tournament.”

Nicky Piper, Corporate Partnerships Manager at City Hospice , said: “City Hospice would like to thank the Grosvenor Casino, Cardiff Bay for generously hosting our Celebrity Charity Poker tournament last week where we raised £6,400. All £2,000 of the prize money was donated by the casino.”

Grosvenor Casino Cardiff offers the best gaming and live entertainment experiences offering guests a range of games such as Roulette, Blackjack and Poker as well as a fantastic sport viewing lounge, a stylish restaurant and bar. Located in the Red Dragon Centre, it’s the perfect night out destination.