Launches Online Poker Charity Tournaments

Share Article deals up an Â?all-hearts flushÂ? with new charity poker system is proud to announce the introduction of charity fundraiser tournaments through The new and completely automated system allows charities to accept ½ of the proceeds from online poker tournaments as donations. The remaining proceeds go to poker tournament winners.

The first benefit tournament is being held on October 15, 2005 for an industry veteran’s wife who was diagnosed with cancer. The Kristen Richter Fund tournament was established to help with the overwhelming hospital bills incurred after Kristen Richter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer (stage IV).

”Charity poker is something we’ve considered from day one at,” commented’s General Manager, Scott Owens. “With, we can host charity tournaments where the prize pool is split 50/50 between the player and the charity organization. This allows us to donate a significant amount to charities while still providing a large enough tournament prize incentive.”

Jason Hadley,’s affiliate manager at remarked, “The system is truly remarkable.” “What makes it unique is the ability to track players, giving’s affiliates incentive to drive players into the system.”

Charities who wish to be considered for a tournament can sign up on the website at has committed to only raise money for well-established charities and organizations, while finding local uses for the money that is raised. They also plan to serve as an ad-hoc money raising engine for major events such as the Katrina hurricane disaster relief.

The new website can be viewed at To download a free copy of their award winning poker room and play in a charity tournament, go to



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