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Success Guaranteed Producer of America’s Most Profitable Charity Poker Events

ACES & ANGELS, LLC 848 N. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 282 Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 430-9100


Copyright Š 2012


What we do




The money


The event


What’s included



Aces & Angels, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This booklet contains material protected under International and Federal Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorized reprint or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this booklet may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without express written permission from the author / publisher.

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

Michael Eakman

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, “there 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 combined�.

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

Poker talk 6

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 Chip™

around the world on the Aces &

poker dealers, certified tourna-

structure uniquely infuses op-

Angels episode of Gene Simmons

ment directors, production staff


Family Jewels.

and crew.

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 year’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, “our party is in the pok-

your very first Aces & Angels event and your event will

er.� 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.

$100,000 MINIMUM


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.

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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

The event

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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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

The Stars

A partial list of celebrities that attend Aces & Angels events


Bill Clinton

Tobey Maguire

John Legend

Kim Kardashian

Gene Simmons

Jessica Biel

Dane Cook

Shannon Tweed

Adrian Peterson

Chelsea Clinton

Jason Alexander

Lon McEachern

Marshall Faulk

Randy Travis

Phil Hellmuth

Tony Gonzales

Vince Young

Brande Roderick

Bret Saberhagen

Jamie Gold

Jim McMahon

Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom

Scotty Nguyen

Ron Artest

Shannon Elizabeth

Maria Menounos

Jayde Nicole

Annie Duke

Kourtney Kardashian

Derek Hough

Bruce Jenner

Leigh Steinberg

Leeann Tweeden

Jason Witten

Jose Canseco

Kris Jenner

Eric Seidel

Sammy Farha

Andy Bloch

Mike Matusow

Christopher Knight

Victoria Fuller

Tony Dow

TJ Cloutier

Jerry Mathers

Brittny Gastineau

Vince Van Patten

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin

Brian Baumgartner

Ross Powers

Joshua Henderson

Stephanie Schaeffer

Billy Burke

Eli Elezra

Dick Van Patten

Joshua Malina

Michael Copon

Adrian R’Mante

James Kyson Lee

Donna Mills

Michael Bunin


Brody Jenner

Brian Krause

Jesse Billauer

Ashley Tisdale

Eileen Davidson

Maria Ho

Tone Loc

Michael Chow

David Denman

Hal Sparks

Tiffany Michelle

Joseph Mascolo

Clients A brief listing of the clients we have served over the years.



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

Caesars Entertainment

Burbank Police Officers Association

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Harris County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Shipping Wars

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 Firefighter’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

Become a client JOIN US

Senior Associate for Corporate Development

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.


Start at (702) 430-9100


Aces & Angels, LLC

848 N. Rainbow Boulevard Suite 282 Las Vegas, NV 89107 USA

(702) 430-9100


Aces & Angels - Success Guaranteed  
Aces & Angels - Success Guaranteed  

Producer of America's Most Profitable Charity Poker Tournaments