Join Vince Neil’s poker crüe

Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil.
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In a watershed moment in rock—or at least Hard Rock Hotel and Casino —history, the legendary foursome Mötley Crüe will rock out two nights in a row before The Joint closes its venerable doors forever.

On February 6 and 7, the Crüe will play the final two shows to echo through the music hall, which opened in 1995 and has hosted everyone from Bob Dylan and James Brown to Nine Inch Nails and Norah Jones.

But before the Crüe plays music, front man Vince Neil will play poker.

Vince and Lia Neil.

Vince and Lia Neil.

And you can play, too. Celebrities, poker pros and regular Joes will all be swapping cards at Vince Neil's 4th Annual Off The Strip Poker Tournament.

If you have an expendable $550 ($50 registration fee and $500 tournament buy-in) and are feeling confident with your poker face, compete for a cash prize pool of $50 grand, with payouts made to the final table of ten.

Tournament participation also grants you access to the VIP afterparty at Wasted Space. If you just want to party and not play cards, you can also buy your way in for $100.

In between Texas Hold ‘Em rounds, shots at the Center Bar and raunchy story-swapping with Neil, you can bid for his personal gear (Sweat soaked towel? Leather pants? Original draft of “Smokin in the Boys Room?”) and other authentic rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia at the swank new Poker Lounge.

Even if you lose, you can feel good about going all in: Every penny generated by the tournament and auction will go to The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund, an organization dedicated to innovative cancer, leukemia and AIDS research. Neil established the organization in 1995 to honor his daughter, Skylar, who passed away from cancer.

Pre-registration is highly recommended, as space is limited to the first 150 entrants. Get in while you can for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit down at a new poker table with the king of old-school rock.


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