Later this week Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet are going to do their part in helping those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.Ã‚Â They are going to host Ã¢â‚¬ËœPlay for HaitiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ on January 20th.
Paul Leggett, is the Chief Operations Officer of Tokwiro, the company that owns both poker rooms had this to say:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Along with the rest of the world, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve watched the headlines and news unfold with growing horror as the magnitude of the devastation in Haiti has been revealed. We believe we have a duty to do what we can to help raise funds and awareness for the plight of the people of Haiti, and our Ã¢â‚¬ËœPlay for HaitiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ tournament is one small way we can work with our players to contribute.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Play for Haiti is a dedicated tournament which will allow players to donate a portion of their money to the people in Haiti.Ã‚Â Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker are going to match the Play for Haiti prize pool dollar for dollar.
The tourney will be held this Wednesday, January 20th at 8:30pm EST.Ã‚Â If you want to take part the buyin is $5 dollars and there will be rebuys but there is a cap of 750 players.
There is going to be $10,000 dollars in prizes, 1st place will win a UBOC 8 $2,600 dollar entry, 2nd place is a UBOC Championship 8Ã‚Â $1,050 dollar entry.Ã‚Â Third through ninth place will win a $215 dollar buyin for a 25 seat Satellite and 10th through 15th will win a $109 entry into a 100 seat Satellite for the UBOC 8.
All of the money that is raised during the tournaments willÃ‚Â go to the Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.
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