Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are heading back to the poker table to raise money for charity.

The Cannes Charity Poker event, which is being sponsored by 888.com, will coincide with the Cannes Film Festival and is being held to raise money for Ben Affleck’s and Matt Damon’s charities – Not On Our Watch in aid of the children in the Darfur region, and One Voice For Freedom, the children’s anti-slavery charity whose patrons include Michael Caine, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.

The Cannes Charity Poker event is a privately run affair and the final 60 places will have been vetted by the organizers in an attempt to attract only the very top ‘A’ list celebrities.

Poker site 888.com is offering its customers the chance to play poker live at the Cannes Film Festival on 19th May with the stars. 888.com has secured one highly sought after place for one its customers on this final table, as the official gaming partners of the Cannes Charity Poker Event. Customers can win that place by playing at 888poker over the coming weeks.

To win an entry into the free roll event 888poker’s players will have to have accrued 1200 points from March 1st to May 6th. Once they have achieved this they will take part in a free roll poker tournament on May 9th.

The Cannes Charity Poker Event Final will have seven tables, each with at least one ‘A’ List celebrity such as Matt Damon or Ben Affleck on each table. The black tie occasion promises to be one of THE events of the two week Cannes Film Festival and the lucky 888.com winners not only have a chance of winning great prizes but also helping charity.

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