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Photos 10/23: Celebs Ante Up for a Good Cause at the Commerce Casino

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Celebs came out in full force on Saturday at the Commerce Casino for Ante Up! the Second Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Commerce Casino, hosted by Camryn Manheim (The Practice).

Proceeds from the event were going to the nonprofit Children’s Institute, which works on behalf of at-risk children affected by abuse, neglect or community violence. LAist worked the red carpet and chatted with a few of the notable participants, including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Hank Azaria, Ricky Lake, Kathy Najimy and more.

We asked Azaria (The Simpsons) who'd win a Springfield poker tournament and he went down the line ticking off characters--in their voices--and decided that it would have to be Professor Frink or Moe the Bartender because Apu probably doesn't gamble and Chief Wiggum "would be a disaster...I don't think he'd remember what hand beats what."