August 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm PDT
Las Vegas, NV

The EFF Benefit Poker Tournament is back for DEF CON 32! Your buy-in is paired with a donation to support EFF’s mission to protect online privacy and free expression for all. Play for glory. Play for money. Play for the future of the web. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today. Every participant will receive a custom EFF deck of cards celebrating the tournament! (pictures below)

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When: Friday, August 9, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: Horseshoe Poker Room, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd Overpass, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Venue Notes: The EFF Benefit Poker Tournament will be hosted at the Horseshoe, the same venue as the last 2 years. The Horseshoe is conveniently located on a monorail stop. You might also want to view this helpful video from Deviant Ollam, who did a walking tour and measured distances for most major locations around the new venue.

Tournament Specs: $100 Horseshoe tournament buy-in, with a donation of $250 or more to EFF to sign up. Re-buys are unlimited to level 6, with each having a suggested donation of $100 on site. Levels will be fifteen minutes, and the blinds go up at each level. Attendees must be 21+.

Pre-Tournament Clinic: Have you played some poker before but could use a refresher on rules, strategy, table behavior, and general Vegas slang at the poker table? Tarah Wheeler will run a poker clinic from 11 am-11:45 am just before the tournament. Even if you know poker pretty well, come a bit early and help out. Just show up and donate anything to EFF. Make it over $50 and Tarah will teach you chip riffling, the three biggest tells, and how to stare blankly and intimidatingly through someone’s soul while they’re trying to decide if you’re bluffing.

Emcee & Celebrity Guests: We are excited to announce that Cory Doctorow will be emceeing this year and we’ll have Celebrity Bounties again! Knock out Jake Williams, Deviant Ollam, or Runa Sandvik and get neat EFF swag and the respect of your peers! Plus, as always, knock out Tarah's dad Mike, and she donates $250 to the EFF in your name! 

The Glory: The winner will receive a treasure chest curated by Tarah herself. The treasure chest is filled with real gems, including emeralds, black pearls, amethysts, diamonds, and more!

Poker Treasure Chest and Ace