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Poker Will Look To Reduce Global Problems

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Poker Will Look To Reduce Global Problems

Poker is an extremely popular game due to its alluring strategic component and unpredictability, but add a meaningful purpose to the equation and the experience gets even more enhanced. This is the goal of the tournament organizers of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Poker and PartyPoker Powerfest High Rollers, who have agreed to make a donation to charity.

This Tuesday, PartyPoker will host their online tournament and they have committed to donate all the registration fees to a charity selected by the winner. The $25,000 buy-in event has a $2 million guarantee and need at least 80 entries to get there. If the guarantee is met then the winner will have $40,000 to give away.

So far, 15 participants have paid the sum, including DTD owner Rob Young and PartyPoker’s Sam Trickett and Patrick Leonard. Alongside them, 20 have already qualified through online satellite games.

“We will pray to the poker gods that this comes off and becomes a feature of our online festivals,” said Tom Waters, Managing Director, in a press release.

Fellow online tournament organizers PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) have already made their contribution. Their $25,000 buy-in event stayed true to its commitment and donated a considerable sum.

After the event had crowned its champion the brand gave $109,375 to Raising for Effective Giving.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.