PokerStars and Full Tilt to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

PokerStars and Full Tilt to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Thursday, 14 November 2013

As the Philippines gradually starts to peek out from the devastation and rubble caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the international aid community is doing all it can to greet them with a smile and a helping hand. Now that one of the largest storms in history has subsided, many people are asking how they can assist those who have been affected.

Amongst the international players wanting to show their benevolent side is PokerStars (alongside sister site Full Tilt). The online poker giant has publicly pledged to donate money to the people of the Philippines through their charity partner, Care International.

As well as pledging money through its corporate giving program, Helping Hands, PokerStars has also said that it will match any cash donated through its game lobby. The easiest way for players to show their support for the relief effort is by registering for one of the dummy tournaments. These games won't involve any poker, but instead they will simply serve as a way of donating money to the cause.

At present there are a variety of dummy tournaments on offer with buy-ins ranging from $1 to $1,000. On top of this, players can also make a peer-to-peer transfer for any amount they wish. Players wanting to do this can navigate through PokerStars' lobby and transfer a portion of their bankroll to player ID: "Typhoon Fund". For more details on how to donate, visit the PokerStars Typhoon Haiyan Appeal Page.

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