Tamel Kamel's Charitable Giveaway

Tamel Kamel's Charitable Giveaway

Friday, 5 December 2014

One London poker player is giving something back after a big recent win.

Tamer Kamel pocketed a £92,000 score after a third place finish in the recent WPT UK Main Event in Nottingham and he'll be using some it to help an orphanage in Honduras.

The footballer turned poker player got involved in the project after visiting the central American country with his wife in October.

He told the Kilburn Times, “My wife and I wanted to make a change for these people who don’t have anything. I’m privileged enough to play these really expensive events but I don’t just blow my money.”

It looks like the run good karma has headed in the 30-year-old's direction as he followed his impressive WPT performance at Dusk Till Dawn with a fourth place finish at last week's GUKPT Grand Final at The Vic.

“I like to use my money to help other people,” Kamel added. “So it was great to come back and play this tournament and get quite far.”

Kamel isn't of course the only poker player help others and not just when they win big. Liv Boeree, Philipp Gruissem and Igor Kurganov recently launched the charity Raising for Effective Giving. The new organisations aims to get poker players to give away 2 percent of their quarterly poker winnings to charitable causes.

We caught up with the founders of REG earlier this year. Check out the full interview here.

Image courtesy of PartyPoker.

Tags: Tamer Kamel, Raising for Effective Giving, charity, Liv Boeree