The Arc of the Quad-Cities Area will host its annual Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and sponsors gala today at the Event Center at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Rock Island. Proceeds will benefit programs and services for 325 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2012 champion Ryan York of Davenport will return to defend his title, which qualified him for a seat in the Main Event of the July World Series of Poker at The Rio in Las Vegas, where he advanced to the third day of play to rank among the top 300 players. Sponsors who contribute $100 or more will hear York speak at a high rollers champagne brunch at 10:30 a.m. before the opening session. Buy-in is $60 with a $30 re-buy. Sessions are at noon and 4:30 p.m., with the final round at 9 p.m. Register at or call 309-786-6474.

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