I have the same issue. Intro plays (nice and smooth), it shows me the text on how to play and then it crashes after every puts their 10 grand in. :-( I'm using the Steam version, fully updated. I have uploaded a screenshot here:
The Error signature says:
AppName: celebritypoker.exe AppVer: 2010.12.3.50720 ModName: d3d9.dll
ModVer: 5.3.2600.5512 Offset: 000f7e64
DxDiag is telling me there are no problems.
My PC is an RM Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz, 3GB RAM, Intel Q35 Express. I can get the game to run fine on my laptop which is a AMD Mobile Athlon 64 1.8Ghz, 2GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 128MB.
I can't copy what it says on the error report but it does include a .txt file that I could upload or copy the contents of.
I'm on a work PC so there's a number of background apps running such as a "delivered applications" service and virus scanner. I can't turn those off.
This is running better than it was before as all I used to have before the patch was a black screen and it would crash when trying to change any of the graphics settings.