Full Tilt Poker Raise Money for CharityPublished March 22, 2010 by OCR Editor
Full Tilt Poker to host charity tournament next month with some big names in the industry.
Online poker sites are big on social awareness, and one of the biggest - Full Tilt Poker - is about to display that again when it hosts a charity tournament next month.
The tournament, which will begin on April 4, has a $10 entry fee and includes some big names, including World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton and poker pro Andy Bloch and 70-year-old Hall of Famer TJ Cloutier.
The event, which is being organized together with PokerGives.org, is offering plenty of prizes, including six months of poker coaching from Deuces Cracked, as well as almost $4000 in bonuses.
Proceeds will go toward several charities, and details can be found at Full Tilt Poker itself.
Meanwhile, another big poker site - Paddy Power Poker, has raised 15,000 Euros for charity across two days play over the weekend.
The "Poker for the Homeless March Madness II weekend" was held at the Jackpot Club in the Irish capital Dublin.
Many local celebrities participated, including former world snooker champion Ken Doherty.
The event lifted the total amounts raised through Poker for the Homeless, which now stands at more than 180,000 Euros.