Two of the largest poker sites on the Internet are ready to pledge money towards relief for the Philippines. Those two sites are Full Tilt and Pokerstars. They have agreed to match the funds that are raised by the charity Helping Hands. This is something that allows the websites to do good work and allows poker players to also try to contribute to the relief efforts. From the Pokerstars blog itself, there is information about this project.
How Players Help
The players on Full Tilt and Pokerstars are encouraged to help in the relief process by playing in so called “dummy tournaments”. These are not really poker tournaments at all but rather a clever way to collect money that is to go towards the relief efforts that are ongoing for the victims of the terrible destruction that has damaged the Philippines so badly.
PokerStars Now, Full Tilt Soon
Though both companies are participating in the charity event, currently it is only set up on the Pokerstars site. Full Tilt is working to get the work done so that they can have a way for players to donate from that site as well. It is something that poker is not usually associated with, but players exchanging money over hands of poker might as well also be able to provide a lot of relief.
Charity And PokerStars
Pokerstars has been in the business of doing charity work for a while. They teamed up with CARE International to do work like this. They have helped raise money for other causes throughout the world. This is the latest thing that has a great amount of need, and that is why Pokerstars is jumping at the chance to help.
Poker players can be a generous bunch when they are not facing off with one another across the poker table. They can work to help out with problems like this when they come up. It is something that many players have already jumped at the chance to do. Perhaps a player is having a good run and just decides to throw a little of the excess into the dummy tournament. That is what Pokerstars and Full Tilt are hoping for. It would really help in the wake of devastation like this.