Partypoker is raising funds for charity

The site will run a charity event for people who are affected by hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas.

Partypoker announced they will run a special charity online poker tournament next month, while they also set up a Just Giving page to raise fund for the American Red Cross via a Twitter campaign. According to Wikipedia, "Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country's history".

"We are fundraising to support the American Red Cross's Hurricane Dorian Appeal. Hurricane Dorian's dangerous strong winds, tidal surges, and life-threatening flooding have caused residents along the Atlantic Coast and in the Bahamas to flee their homes," a statement on partypoker's Just Giving Page reads.

"The American Red Cross is working around the clock, providing help to people in need. They need our support to continue addressing the urgent needs of people affected by this disaster. Many families have nowhere else to turn. Please support our fundraising page," it follows.

Despite the crisis at the Bahamas, partypoker didn't cancel the upcoming Caribbean Poker Party (CPP), which is scheduled to run between November 16 and 23 in the Baha Mar Resort.


Rachel Heneghan on Twitter

@partypokerlive are raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Dorian RT & Donate to be entered into a draw to win a $6000 @partypoker_CPP package. Winner picked 14th Oct. Must donate min $10 with real name. 18+ T&C apply

The Hurricane Dorian Charity Tournament will kick off on October 13 at partypoker with all buy-ins going directly to relief efforts. The operator will add $78,000 worth of packages to the prize pool. The top three finishers will receive a $16,000 worth of CPP package, which includes a $10,300 Main Event ticket and accommodation for two, $1,400 in room credit and $2,000 in expenses.

Players finishing between 4th and 8th will receive a $6,000 package each, which includes a $1,100 Mini Main Event buy-in, accommodation, $600 in room credit and $2,000 in expenses.

Partypoker is also offering a chance to win a $6,000 package for those, who re-tweet and donate to their Just Giving page.

Partypoker's Just Giving Page
Partypoker's Twitter post