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  • PokerStars Matching Player Dollars For China Earthquake Relief Fund

    Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 by t2admin

The world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.com, has a long history of donating to relief funds when the regions of the world find themselves in a disastrous situations. On May 18th, PokerStars announced that it will match every dollar donated to the China Earthquake Relief Fund by its members through their PokerStars account.

Players at PokerStars will find a new link in their account pages allowing them to directly donate to the China Earthquake Relief Fund, via the Red Cross. Another option is to head over to the “Tourney/Special” tab in the PokerStars Lobby and sign up for “Quake Relief”, choosing any amount between $1 and $100. Note that no tournament will be played; this special tournament tab is provided simply for the purpose of easily donating to the cause.

For every dollar that a player donates, using either method, PokerStars will match it before it is sent to the Red Cross.

The devastating earthquake in China has already revealed in excess of 32,000 deaths caused by this tragic event. According to reports, the country expects that number to rise as high as 50,000 in the coming weeks.

In the past, PokerStars has held similar campaigns to aid in raising funds for such disasters as the tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Katrina. PokerStars and PokerStars.net have also helped raise funding for Lifeball AIDS research and efforts to put a stop to the genocide in Darfur.

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