PokerStars & Full Tilt Appeal to Help Vanuatu Cyclone Victims
In a break from talking about new poker apps, new poker sites and the cutthroat world of the online poker industry, I thought I’d take a minute to talk a little about how a couple of poker sites are working hard to make a real difference to help people in need.
There’s very little doubt in anyone’s mind that the two of the biggest boys when it comes to online and mobile poker are PokerStars and Full Tilt. Being at the top of their game and vying for the same players means that you’d usually expect these two to be at each other’s throats, but it seems that this isn’t always the case – especially when it comes to natural disasters.
These two poker titans have come together in the face of Cyclone Pam – the cyclone which made landfall over the island nation of Vanuatu over the weekend and caused untold devastation throughout the country. With the number of dead rising, and many more people displaced by the storm, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker have ganged together to offer financial support for food and other aid.
The sites have announced that they will match all the money donated by players or staff 1 for 1, meaning for every £1 donated by a player, PokerStars or Full Tilt will donate £1. Their donations will go to help CARE International’s response to the cyclone, and is an easy way for players to help a good cause. You can donate through FPPs in the VIP Store or cash via CARE – you can rest assured that your money will go to a good cause.
Have you just had a big win? Is there more money in your poker account than there really needs to be? Why not donate some today?
Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars are owned and operated by the same company – Rational Group – which is why they are working together in this appeal. The group has recognised the vast scope it has to help, owing to the large number of players and staff it can reach out to for help.
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