to sponsor poker fundraiser for Irish homeless charity to sponsor poker fundraiser for Irish homeless charity

Monday, 1 March 2010

Dublin's Jackpot Club is to host the three-day Poker for the Homeless March Madness Festival from 12th to 14th March.

The action gets under way on Friday 12th March at 9pm with a €100 buy-in NLHE freezout with 20% of the money being given to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin. Top prize is a ticket to the 2010 Irish Open worth €3,500. Players will also be treated to the wit and wisdom of a couple of horse racing personalities who will be giving their views (and hopefully some decent tips) in a special Cheltenham Festival preview.

An estimated €25,000 is up for grabs in Saturday's Jackpot Club league final. Players wanting to participate in this freeroll must have clocked up at least 50 hours of cash table action between 18th December and 12th March. The top 18 finishers will make the money with the player who racked up the most hours collecting €500.

The main attraction on Sunday 14th March is the ever popular team event. Teams of four will compete in the €400+€40 event with the €40 registration fee helping homeless charities. The top three teams will share 60% of the prize money with the rest of the cash going to the individuals who make the final table. This event is capped at 30 teams so if you want to play you're advised to get in quickly.

Padraig Parkinson, ambassador for Poker for the Homeless, said, "We're delighted to return to with Poker for the Homeless and it's a credit to poker players, Paul at the Jackpot Club, and Paddy Power Poker that they continue to put their hands in their pockets for those less well off in these trying times.

"We hope we can beat last year's total of EUR10,000 and Brother Kevin at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, who does such sterling frontline work feeding the hungry and homeless will be able to buy a lot of food for those who need it most."

Joining the UKIPT Galway champion helping this very worth cause will be a host of Irish celebrities and poker players including rugby international Reggie Corrigan, boxers Jim Rock and Michael Carruth plus the likes of Marty Smith, Noel Furlong, Fintan Gavin, Scott Gray, Paul Marrow and Liam Flood.

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