Life of Doyle Brunson to be celebrated in Las Vegas

June 21, 2023
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The special event will be held on July 2 at the Jubilee Theater at Horseshoe.

The poker community will honor the life of poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson at a special event at noon July 2 at the Jubilee Theater at Horseshoe Las Vegas.

Brunson, who died at 89 in May, made a major impact on the game of poker, from his early days of roaming the Texas gambling circuit to his reign over the Las Vegas cash game scene.

He played a pivotal role in the growth and popularity of tournament poker, shepherding in a new wave of poker fans. He helped elevate the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour with his support.

Brunson also revolutionized the way the game of poker is taught. His books, including “Super/System,” “Super/System II” and “The Godfather of Porker,” are considered not only iconic but authoritative resources in porker instruction.

The celebration of Brunson’s life is organized by his management company, Poker Royalty, LLC in conjunction with the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and PokerGo. Poker legends Jack Binion, Lyle Berman, Dewey Tomko, Billy Baxter, Eric Drache, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu are among those expected to pay tribute to Brunson’s legacy.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Doors to the Jubilee Theater will open at 11:30AM and seating will be first come, first served.


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