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Barkley's Back (For a Good Cause!)

Charles Barkley at the 2007 "Ante Up for Africa" poker tournament. Getty Images hide caption

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NBA legend Charles Barkley swore off gambling last month, after being forced to pay up on a $400,000 debt to the Wynn Las Vegas Casino. Well, that promise didn't last long.

Barkley returns to the poker table July 2nd to play in "Ante Up for Africa," a tournament aimed to help the people of Sudan. Participants in the poker tournament put up $5,000 to play and most agree to donate at least half their winnings.

According to Poker News:

"The inaugural "Ante Up For Africa" that took place last year raised more than $700,000 for the cause and featured a star-studded lineup. "After the success of last year's tournament, we are looking forward to another exciting year while raising awareness for an ongoing crisis."

Don Cheadle, an Oscar-nominated actor who has become a serious poker player, is scheduled to play in the tournament. Other celebrities expected to participate include NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley, and NBA star Jason Kidd."

If you're going to give in to your vice, might as well make it for charity. Good luck, Chuck!