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  • PokerStars Nears Half Million in Haiti Relief Donations

    Monday, January 25th, 2010 by t2admin

Online poker rooms have been feverishly working to help raise money to help the relief efforts in earthquake stricken Haiti. Tens of thousands have perished and hundreds of thousands are in need of food, medical care and places to live. One of the poker rooms working in the relief effort is PokerStars. Last week PokerStars set up a relief fund to bring aid to Haiti and now they have raised almost half a million dollars.

PokerStars set up the relief fund and they announced they would be matching every dollar donated by their players. The money would then be given to the Red Cross. As of the 19th of January the number one online poker room had seen $474,638 donated by the people who play poker at PokerStars. And of course the poker room will be matching every dime.

PokerStars is continuing their efforts to raise money for Haiti by accepting donations until January 31st. players will need to have an account at PokerStars and go to the lobby. Players go to Tourney and then Special. Players must then enter one of the dummy tournaments there called Haiti Earthquake Relief.

Buy-ins range from $1,000 down to $1. Players will not need to play in an actual tournament they are just paying an entry fee, which will go straight to the donation fund. Players can also make a private player transfer if they so choose.

To make a private player transfer a player goes to the account Haiti Fund. Then click on Requests in the client top menu and select Transfer funds. Players can then choose the amount they would like to donate. Hopefully poker players will continue to give and PokerStars will be sending over $1 million dollars to those in need in Haiti.

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