Daniel Negreanu to Host Poker Tournament at Fundraiser for Andrew Yang

  • Tournament will take place during a fundraiser in Las Vegas on December 15
  • Event will have a $2,800 buy-in, many pros have already confirmed their entry
  • Numerous prizes are on offer, including a luxury yacht experience 
  • Poker community has supported Yang since he publicly backed all states legalizing online poker
Andrew Yang speaks to the crowd at a forum for presidential candidates
Daniel Negreanu will co-host a poker tournament at a fundraiser to support Andrew Yang’s candidacy. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Support for presidential candidate

It has been confirmed that Daniel Negreanu will co-host a poker tournament at a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang later this month. The Canadian poker legend will be joined by Katie Kalvode and Lena Evans.

The poker tournament will take place on December 15 at the Las Vegas Mosaic Theater. A cocktail reception will take place between 6pm and 8pm. Then the main event will begin at 8pm and run until 10pm. 

Numerous tickets are available to purchase for this fundraiser. The Early Adopter can be bought for $300; the Investor ticket costs $500; a Co-Host ticket demands a fee of $1,000; and the VIP Experience with World Series Champions will set you back $2,800.

It is important to note that only those who purchase the $2,800 tickets will gain entry into the poker event. Some of the poker superstars set to participate in this event include Jeff Madsen, Antonio Esandiari, and Dutch Boyd.

only those who purchase the $2,800 tickets will gain entry into the poker event

Many prizes will be on offer for those participating in the poker tournament. This includes getting to spend time on the Singularity Yacht and private poker experiences with former WSOP winners. A VIP experience with world-renowned DJ Steve Aoki is also up for grabs.

Yang’s stance on online poker

Yang’s support in the poker community rocketed in October when he said that poker should be legal in every state. He backed up this comment by saying that it would stop people from using offshore poker platforms that can be risky. He also believes that the tax revenues would be lucrative and put to good use. 

Numerous poker pros, including Negreanu, gave Yang a public show of support following his comments. Yang has also said that he wants to give all Americans a universal basic income, get rid of private prisons, give Medicare to everyone, and introduce a tax on carbon emissions.

support in the poker community rocketed in October when he said that poker should be legal in every state

Negreanu says that he was supportive of Yang even before the candidate’s comments about online poker. 

He said: “This is just one small part of the equation for me, but if you are someone who wants online poker, he’s the most logical and practical person who is also centrist, he’s not a lefty or righty. He’s more in the middle and he’s just practical.”

Yang has promised to make an appearance on Joey Ingram’s podcast, but a date has not yet been set. This will expose Yang to an even wider audience of poker fans across the United States. 

Goal of the fundraiser

While Yang has received a lot of support from the poker community, he is lagging behind other Democratic presidential nominees in the polls. 

He has not gotten much funding to date in comparison to his competitors. In total, he has about $9.9m worth of campaign donations. This compares to Joe Biden’s $15.7m, and Bernie Sanders $28m worth of donations.