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Join us for Camp One Step's Charity Poker Championship!

Up the ante and raise much needed funds to help kids with cancer at one of the city's premier poker events, Camp One Step's Charity Poker Championship. Dan Bernstein from WSCR "The Score" AM 670 returns as emcee and will truly make the evening memorable. Come play your best hand and enjoy poker, food, drinks, prizes and of course, charity.

 $300 Player Seat | $700 High Roller SOLD OUT | $125 Spectator Ticket 

Prices increase $25 at the door. 


A seat at the world series of poker main event in Las Vegas with travel accommodations ($10,000 value)


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Valet parking is $15. High Roller registration includes complimentary parking. 

Tournament Waiver

Participants must review and sign the waiver prior to the start of the tournament. Participants must be 21+ to play.



We require all guests to be vaccinated. In order to provide the best protection for our attendees and volunteers, and reduce the potential of COVID-19 transmission, Camp One Step highly recommends the following practices based on recommendations from the CDC:  

  • COVID-19 Booster for individuals more than 5 months from the initial Pfizer or Moderna series OR 2 months from the initial Johnson and Johnson vaccine
  • Pre-event testing with either a rapid antigen test or PCR test. 
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Thank you for helping us create the safest environment for our players, spectators, and volunteers! 


Meet our Bounty Players! 

When you knock a Bounty Player out of the tournament, you win a prize!


Marley Kayden is an Emmy Award-winning business correspondent for NewsNation's "Morning in America." Most recently, she covered the World Series of Poker live from Las Vegas for CBS Sports and Poker GO! Marley was the co-host of "Chicago's Best" on WGN-TV until its 10-year-run concluded near the end of 2021. 


Richard Roeper is a nationally syndicated columnist and film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, the film critic for "Windy City Weekend" on ABC-7 and the author of nine books. He is the recipient of the National Headliner Award as the best columnist in the country, and he has garnered numerous other awards over the course of his career, including three Chicago/Midwest Emmys. Roeper has hosted or co-hosted radio shows on WLS-AM, WLS-FM, WLUP-FM and WGN-AM in Chicago. For nine years, Roeper was the co-host of "At the Movies," which eventually was titled, "Ebert & Roeper." Roeper has hosted a number of movie-related shows on Starz, Reelz Channel and DISH. For much of the last decade, Roeper has been the film critic for ABC-7 in Chicago.  In addition to some 20 appearances on "The Tonight Show," Roeper has been a guest on "Oprah," "Nightline," "The Today Show," "Top Chef," "Entourage," "Live with Regis and Kelly" and dozens of other shows.


Melanie Weisner is an accomplished professional poker player, speaker, consultant and coach, teaching how to optimize decision-making through the lens of the game. As a player, she has over $3 million of combined live and online winnings and has been featured on Poker After Dark, Late Night Poker, and ESPN's World Series of Poker. She is also an ambassador for PokerPower, an initiative to teach a million women how to play poker.

Paul Hletko is the founder and distiller of FEW Spirits, a craft whiskey distillery in Evanston.  Paul has been named an Icon of Whiskey and is used to having his name taken in vain by every other poker player at his tables. 

Jason Finn is the host of Chicago's only televised poker show, Windy City Poker Championship, on NBC Sports Chicago. He's also the founder of Chicago Poker Club, a local business owner, the father of two burgeoning poker sharks, and a proud Camp One Step Poker Planning Committee member. 


Danny Parkins

Danny Parkins is the co-host of the Parkins & Spiegel Show from 2-6 p.m. weekdays on 670 The Score. In his mind, he's a professional poker player. Follow him on Twitter @DannyParkins.


Shane Riordan

Shane Riordan is an Executive Producer at 670 The Score in Chicago. And although he pays his bills by covering sports, he absolutely hates anything other than baseball. After a long day of dealing with Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, he'll go home, turn on some music and cook dinner for both himself and his 7-year-old ... Australian Shepherd, Willie. On the weekend you can find him still avoiding sports, likely parked on his back porch smoking some short ribs or a pork shoulder.

Donate Now

Help us send kids with cancer to camp.

All of the money raised at the Charity Poker Championship is to support Camp One Step. We are a 501c3 that provides camp programs to kids with cancer and their families. At camp, kids with cancer can just be kids. They build a community of support, make forever friendships with people who understand, and experience new activities and adventures.

Poker Power is delighted to host a free poker 101 teaching table onsite during the event. With a mission to teach a million women how to play the game, Poker Power teaches poker basics and introduces why learning and playing poker matters, especially for women. We believe thinking like a poker player, and yes, even having a poker face, is a skill worth adding to everyone's toolkit. Stop by our table and join us. We saved you a seat!

Camp One Step provides free camp programs serving kids with cancer and their families, bringing them happiness, joy, connection, and support. Thank you for playing in our poker tournament, and helping us send kids with cancer to camp!


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