Throwing down the gauntlet that was originally issued back in 2006, PartyPoker has once again opened the books on the Paris Hilton Challenge.
Back in April 2006, the hotel heiress/part time reality star and perennial paparazzi target was allegedly enjoying her initial soirees around the poker table. Unaware of the pitfalls that can eventually catch up with all poker players, it is alleged that Hilton lost her Bentley Continental GT, a luxury vehicle worth around $200,000. The loss, according to many outlets, forced her parents to ban her from the family casino in Las Vegas in an attempt to control her poker playing.
But Paris has a hard time staying away from the night life and the poker tables. She has been seen recently at some of the other casinos in Las Vegas – including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – and, according to media reports, has also suffered vandalism to a new Bentley that replaced the one she used as a poker bankroll. With that in mind, PartyPoker has decided to revive their Paris Hilton Challenge of three years ago.
The rules of the Challenge are simple. Paris will battle on the virtual felt against World Series of Poker bracelet winner, World Poker Tour announcer and PartyPoker ambassador Mike Sexton in a heads-up match. If Paris is able to vanquish the poker champion, she will net herself one brand new Bentley to replace not only the one she lost but the one that has allegedly been vandalized.
A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: “Forget one night in Paris, we’re offering her one night to win a replacement for her vandalized Bentley. Fortune may be on her side in many ways but, when it comes to Bentleys, it certainly doesn’t seem to be the case… we’re confident Mike Sexton would win. We challenge her to take us up on the offer. Three years is a long time in show business and we’re sure she’d jump at it now.” As of press time, the socialite has not accepted or refused the challenge… which is exactly what happened when it was issued three years ago.
Over the past three years other poker players have attempted to step up to test Hilton’s prowess on the poker tables. Around the same time as her original forays into poker allegedly lost her that Bentley, poker professional Clonie Gowen stepped up to issue Paris a challenge as well. In that match, the duo would play heads up and the winner would walk away with a $100,000 payday for the charity of their choice.
It also seems that the thrills of poker have drifted down further into the Hilton family tree. While Paris seems to prefer the live action, little sister Nicky Hilton is an occasional celebrity bounty in the online game during the weekly Bounty Tournament that is held on Doyle’s Room by the legendary Doyle Brunson.

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