Success Guaranteed Producer of Americaâ€™s Most Profitable Charity Poker Events
ACES & ANGELS, LLC 848 N. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 282 Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 430-9100 www.aces-angels.com
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What we do
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Michael Eakman is one of just 170 poker executives worldwide with certification from the Poker Tournament Director’s Association and one of less than a handful of certified professionals that are not employed by a major casino or gaming company and available to assist nonprofits, associations and corporations. In addition, we are proud members of the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA).
Welcome Aces & Angels can help your organization reach its financial goals.
Seize the opportunity. At Aces &
Finally, we create phenomenal events that sponsors,
Angels, we provide our clients with
patrons and donors will never forget. They become
the opportunity to harness the incredible power of an
passionate about supporting our clients and excited
expertly produced poker event to raise a tremendous
about participating year after year.
amount of revenue. We create Signature Poker Events for our clients and work with them from concept to
Please take a moment to read through the material
and reach out to us so we may create a stunning Signature Event, just for you.
We are much more than a fundraising company and certainly light years ahead of the plethora of “casino night” companies which seem to be everywhere. We are highly skilled, expert fundraising consultants with unquestionably the finest staff and poker equipment
in the world. We work hand in hand with our clients
President & CEO
to ensure their marketing, fundraising and public
Aces & Angels, LLC
relations objectives are not only met, but exceeded.
Take a seat FACT 4
According to the World Poker Tour, â€œthere are more than 60 million poker players in
the United States and more than 100 Million Worldwide. More people play Poker than Golf, Billiards & Tennis combinedâ€?.
If you are ignoring this highly desirable
demographic, you will have folded the winning hand. Poker players are young, educated and passionate. Poker players are far more philanthropic than the average population and far too valuable to ignore.
What we do Aces & Angels is a highly experienced producer of ”Signature Poker Events” for nonprofit organizations across North America.
Aces & Angels produces the most profitable poker tournaments in the
nonprofit organizations and associations.
We produce several national poker tours including the Charity Poker Tour
Aces & Angels Salute to the Troops is one of the premier star studded
events held each year at the Super Bowl to honor our Wounded Warriors.
Celebrities & VIP’s flock to Aces & Angels events, held at the most
(CPT), Alumni Poker Tour (APT) and Kosher Poker Tour
prestigious venues in the world. Our “little black book”
(KPT) for nonprofit organizations across America.
of stars is unmatched in the world of poker.
The finest poker production I have ever seen. President Bill Clinton
Thank you so much for inviting me. What an amazing night to honor our fallen heroes.
President George W. Bush
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A look at what makes us different and why organizations from coast to coast select Aces & Angels to produce their poker events.
As the only national producer
Our trucks transport a quarter
We do it all. From assisting with
of charity poker events in North
million dollars of custom pok-
event development, marketing
America, our clients include; the
er equipment: 21 full size, real
and sponsorship strategy, to
William Jefferson Clinton Foun-
poker tables, 1400 lbs of cus-
bringing the event to you and
dation, the World Series of Poker,
tom poker chips, multiple giant
producing a fun and exciting
Caesars Entertainment, the NFL
screen video displays, full sound
poker tournament - we execute
and more. Our events have been
system, vip lounge and our 31
a top quality fundraiser that
featured on the A&E Television
member team. Our event produc-
will exceed your expectations.
Network and seen in 86 countries
tion team includes professional
Our trademarked Power Chipâ„˘
around the world on the Aces &
poker dealers, certified tourna-
structure uniquely infuses op-
Angels episode of Gene Simmons
ment directors, production staff
signature poker event.
Guaranteed We have perfected the art of raising funds with poker and guarantee our clients will earn a mimimum of $100,000 from their first Aces & Angels poker event. POKER
Aces & Angels events are the result
to use the poker tournament as a social or business
of over thirty years of experience.
tool. Unique to Aces & Angels are additional patent
Each Signature Poker Event incorporates our
pending elements that create a tidal wave of dona-
proprietary patent-pending structures and strategies
tions for our clients and ensure that all attendees
designed to maximize revenue for our clients.
look forward to each successive yearâ€™s event.
Signature Poker Events create explosive sponsorship
Aces & Angels strategies are so effective, that we
interest and excitement. Our clients are able to reac-
recently set a record for charity poker by raising an
tivate sponsors that have stopped or reduced their
astonishing $2.1 million in one night.
support, as well as add additional donors as a direct result of the event.
Follow our proven strategies and we will guarantee your organization will earn at least $100,000 from
Unlike casino night vendors, â€œour party is in the pok-
your very first Aces & Angels event and your event will
er.â€? Our customized format integrates opportunities
grow over time to be a $1 million annual fundraiser.
The money An overview of the four powerful revenue streams and what they mean for your organization. The percentage of total revenue represented by each is shown below. SPONSORSHIPS
Aces & Angels events consist of five to ten sponsors who are provided with a rich package of benefits including branding before and at the event as well as VIP tables. Typical sponsor revenue is between $100K and $200K per event with a 95% renewal rate.
Rebuys are available to players who have busted out of the tournament and want to rejoin the event. The rebuy period lasts until the first break. Rebuy revenue is a significant factor, oftentimes the total is equal to or greater than the entry fee (tables & tickets) revenue. Rebuy revenue averages $26,000 per event.
TABLES & TICKETS
The unique structure where corporations purchase full tables, make it easy to sell out your event. Selling the event as full tables creates a social environment that is great for networking and fun for novice and experienced poker players alike. Your players will have the time of their lives.
Our proprietary, patent-pending Power Chips™ structure is where the big money exists. Each of the five denominations of Power Chips™ are sponsored by a company whose logo will appear on 500 custom, oversized chips. Power Chips™ create a “tidal wave of cash” for our clients.
We are so confident in our ability to deliver a successful poker tournament for our nonprofit clients, we guarantee each client will net (after expenses) a minimum of
$100,000 from every Aces & Angels event. Simply follow our proven plan and you too can be on your way to earning $100,000 to $1 Million for your organization. We currently have two clients whose events generate in excess of $1 Million including the $2.1 Million celebrity tournament that we produce for a Presidential Charity Foundation. Contact us for a confidential analysis of what Aces & Angels can do for your organization including detailed expense/revenue projections.
“I want to thank you, your great staff and everyone else who made the California Firefighters Celebrity Poker Classic a huge success.” John Dane - Executive Director, California State Firefighters Association
“We were a little bit skeptical at first, but the Kosher Poker Tour far exceeded our expectations…..It’s been a pleasure working with Aces & Angels.….I highly recommend them for every organization” Suzanne Jacobson
Senior Vice President of Development Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
A glimpse at what an Aces & Angels production feels like through the eyes of your sponsors and attendees. As your guests stream through the
Players anxiously take their seats as they are briefed
doors from the elegant valet park-
on the format of tonight’s spectacle to raise funds
ing to the efficient guest check in, they are amazed at
for a cause they are so passionate about. The call of
the striking beauty of the production. They feel as
“Shuffle Up & Deal” by the guest of honor, starts the
though they have just been transported to the stun-
tournament. Chips are flying, donations to the event’s
ning Bellagio in Las Vegas.
beneficiary are streaming in. The players are amazed
at the quality of everything. From the custom poker VIP Guests and Sponsors walk the Red Carpet and
tables and chips, the professional poker dealers, the
have their photos taken with the guests of honor as
tournament staff and the outstanding audio & visual.
they mix and mingle at the pre-tournament reception.
It all seems like a dream, but wait - It’s real.
They feel a tingling sensation as they anticipate the poker tournament that is about to begin.
It’s Aces & Angels and it is as real as it gets.
Aces & Angels uses a proprietary non-gambling structure that is approved in all 50 states.
What’s included A comprehensive package of consulting, graphics, design, equipment and production unrivaled by anyone in the world.
Event Development Consultation
Transportation of Equipment & Staff
Site / Venue Selection Assistance
Staff Accommodations & Meals
Market Research Report
Set Up & Removal of Aces & Angels Equipment
Legal Compliance (approved in all 50 states)
Client Volunteers & Staff Event Meeting
Sponsorship Package Creation Assistance
20 Custom Full Size (10 player + dealer) Poker Tables
Sponsorship & Table Sales Sales Development
Custom Aces & Angels Final Table
“Power Chip™” Sponsors Sales Strategy & Guidance
12,500 Custom Ceramic Poker Chips
2,500 Customized, Sponsor Branded “Power Chips™”
200 Decks New KEM Poker Cards
Up to 120 Days Unlimited Consulting with our Team
Multiple Large Screen Video Monitor Towers
Proven Fundraising Strategies & Sales Training
Video Loop of Client’s Sponsor’s Logos
Online Ticketing Portal Services
Full Tournament Sound System
Venue Selection / Event Floor Plan Design
Custom Tournament Management Software & Clock
Proven Sponsorship Sales Guidance
Association Certified Tournament Director (TDA)
Event Volunteer Tasking & Training
Assistant Tournament Directors
Complete Print & Web Graphics Template Package
25 Professionally Trained Poker Dealers
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save the date cards invitations sponsorship brochures post cards, flyers, posters online banner ads web page pre-produced print articles & press releases
Tournament Production Staff & Chip Runners Tournament Emcee Red Carpet Step & Repeat Package Real Time Guest Registration / Check-in Package Wireless On-Site Credit Card / Donation Processing
Real Time 24/7 Access to Sales Revenue Reports
Turnkey Poker Tournament Production
Pre-Event Walkthrough (volunteers, staff, speakers)
Post Event Accounting / Sponsor Valuation Report
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WORLD SERIES OF POKER PRIZE PACKAGES
CUSTOM CHAMPIONSHIP BRACELETS
Aces & Angels events feature World Series of Poker
It’s every poker player’s dream to win a “Bracelet
prizes. Each winner receives a $10,000 WSOP Main
Event”. At Aces & Angels, we make dreams come
Event entry and joins poker players from around the
true. Each winner is presented a custom Champion-
world in Las Vegas as they compete in the world’s
ship Bracelet. These beautiful pieces of jewelry are
richest poker tournament. The Main Event champion
custom made for us here in the United States by Pro
wins an estimated $13,000,000! Competing in the
Poker Gear, Madison Jewelers and Passey & Son
WSOP is a “Bucket List” dream. Winning the Main
Jewelery. Winners proudly wear their trophies and
Event is life changing. Just ask our advisory board
return year after year to defend their title. The only
members Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold.
way to get one - is to win one.
“I am honored to be a part of this tremendous event. The production was flawless. What you do for the troops is nothing short of spectacular.” Gene Simmons - Actor, Rock Star, Entrepreneur
A partial list of celebrities that attend Aces & Angels events
Vince Van Patten
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin
Dick Van Patten
James Kyson Lee
Clients A brief listing of the clients we have served over the years.
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William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Salute to the Troops
The Super Bowl / National Football League
Federal Firefighters Association
California Organization of Police & Sheriffs
World Series of Poker
Los Angeles Firefighters Relief Association
Wounded Warrior Project
Los Angeles Police Department
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Beth Zion Congregation
A&E Television Network
Congregation Dor Tamid
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Texas Municipal Police Officers Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Culver City Police Relief Association
Burbank Police Officers Association
Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Harris County Deputy Sheriffâ€™s Association
Baton Rouge Police Association
United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots
Louisiana State Troopers Association
Veterans of Valor
International Union of Police Associations
Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada
Orange County Firefighters Association
California State Firefighterâ€™s Association
Honolulu Police Officers Association
Boys & Girls Clubs
Honolulu Firefighters Association
Fire Safety Training Institute
Kauai Police Relief Association
“It was an evening to remember – we’ve had the best turnout we could have expected and look forward to continuing this event for years to come…” David Nathan Director of Marketing
“Thank you for everything you did to make our first ever poker tournament a huge success. Everyone had a great time…..” Dora Klaff
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We would welcome the opportunity to serve you and your organization. We look forward to creating a Signature Poker Event that you, your staff and Board of Directors will be proud of. One
that grows exponentially and leaves your sponsors, patrons and donors longing for next year’s event. Please give one of our Client Services Specialists a call and find out what Aces & Angels can do for you.
Start today Remember, we guarantee our clients will earn a minimum of $100,000 from their very first event. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact us today.
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Aces & Angels, LLC
848 N. Rainbow Boulevard Suite 282 Las Vegas, NV 89107 USA
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