Here is an event sponsored by PokerStars that really caught our eyes over at FTR. PokerStars, one of the leading online poker websites, has created both events and straight up opportunities to donate to the earthquake relief in China. This is an upstanding thing on behalf of PokerStars to do and will really get people involved that may have never even considered doing so previously!
PokerStars has a history of events like this. In the past they have donated to the Indonesian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. There have also been efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur on top of helping with AIDS research!
Quoting from PokerStars themselves:
“More than 32,000 people have already been confirmed dead in the China earthquake. Some experts believe that number could rise as high as 50,000 in the coming weeks.”
This really shows their dedication to helping and making a difference as a company. We really hope many will take advantage of this unique opportunity in the online poker world.
“If you would like to donate to the Red Cross and help aid the victims of the tragedy, you can do so directly from your PokerStars account. You can transfer any amount you choose to the “Quake Relief” PokerStars account or you can give between $1 and $100 by signing up for the China Quake Relief Fund (no game will be played) under the Tourney/Special tab.”
To top everything off PokerStars will match every dollar that you donate. That’s right, if an individual donate 2 dollars PokerStars donates 2 dollars, if they donate 200 dollars then PokersStars will donate 200 dollars. This is a huge way to get a lot of money to people in need so head on over to PokerStars and try to make a difference.