Full Tilt Poker Raises $240K with Its Aid for Japan Tourneys
Japan has specifically said that it does not need any financial assistance although it has requested specialized rescue teams and medical aid. However, this hasn’t stopped charitable organizations and philanthropic individuals to launch fund-raising activities for the tsunami-struck country. Considering the fact that the Japanese are still reeling under the shock of tsunami, radiation, and multiple earthquakes, one must appreciate the efforts of charitable organizations raising funds for the victims. Poker has always been used to raise funds for charity, and Full Tilt Poker decided to use people’s fondness for poker to help the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan, as a result of which it raised a huge amount of $240k.
Full Tilt Poker, one of the largest online poker communities in the industry, urged its new and existing poker players to help it raise funds for Japan. The online poker room offered players two interesting ways to donate. Players were requested to participate in the Aid for Japan tournaments, which were hosted by legendary poker pro Tom “durrrr” Dwan on March 27, Sunday at 16:00 ET. The buy-in was only $10 + $10, and the fees so collected were used to help Japan. Full Tilt Poker also promised to donate $10,000 whenever Dwan won the last challenge of his “Durrrr Challenge” on March 27, Sunday at 16:30 ET. Detailed information about the Aid for Japan tournaments is currently available at the Full Tilt Poker website.
Alternatively, players could participate in the Donation Tournaments, which were run at 18:30 ET on March 27, Sunday. These tournaments did not carry any prizes; players only had to play the game for fun. The buy-in was put into the relief fund for Japan.
Full Tilt Poker also matched the total amount raised through these two types of tournaments, before donating it to the Japanese Red Cross.
Full Tilt Poker is not only famous for its charitable activities; the online poker room can also help you convert a dollar into $10,000. Impossible though this might sound, Full Tilt Poker has made it entirely possible by running the $10k Daily Dollar Rebuy as well as the $10k Daily Dollar Tournaments. The buy-in to both these lucrative events is just $1 or 225 Full Tilt Points.
Full Tilt Poker runs the $10k Daily Dollar Rebuy at 15:15 ET with unlimited rebuys during the first hour of the tournament and an add-on at the end of that hour. The $10k Daily Dollar is run at 20:15 ET, challenging players to win their share of a guaranteed prize pool of $10k. Full Tilt Poker rewards the top 1000 players of this tournament and gives away a first prize of $1,500.
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