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Poker For The Homeless This Weekend In Dublin

Paddy Power Poker Adds Money To Team Event Prize Pool As Donations Pour In

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Poker For the Homeless gets underway tonight at The Jackpot Club in central Dublin for the first time in three years.

The Irish fundraising organization spearheaded by Card Player writer and poker legend Padraig Parkinson and generously sponsored by paddypowerpoker.com hosts a €100 + €10 buy in no-limit hold’em freezeout with 20 percent of the prize pool donated to Brother Kevin’s Capuchin Day Center which feeds the city’s homeless and impoverished.

Paddy Power Poker has also announced it will add $50 to the online poker accounts of the players on the top three winning teams in tomorrow night’s (Saturday April 6) highly anticipated team event where teams of four will compete in a €400 + €40 tournament. 
€20 euro per person (€80 per team) again will be donated to Poker For The Homeless.

Sixty percent of the prize pool at the event be paid out to the first three teams (1st – €2,800, 2nd – €1,600, 3rd – €800 (subject to 27 teams registering) while 40 percent will be paid out to individuals at the final table.

A number of poker and non-poker spot prizes have been generously donated for the weekend and will be given away to players during both tournaments.

As always the event will attract players from all over Ireland and a few making the trip especially from the UK to support the fundraising drive.

Notable long-time patrons who will be there include Noel Furlong (World Series of Poker world champion), Donnacha O’Dea (World Series of Poker bracelet winner), Ken Doherty (world snooker champion), and Reggie Corrigan (Irish rugby international).

Ambassador for the fundraising festival Padraig Parkinson, said, “The response has been overwhelming so far given the tough times everyone is facing.

“Paddy Power Poker has been fantastically supportive as always, PokerPalz got Jesse May to shave his head at the Irish Open and are donating generously, Boylepoker, The Jackpot, The Eglinton, Winmedia, dozens of players at the Irish Open, our sporting and poker legends, unsung heroes behind the scenes the list goes on and on.

“The money we collect will put a lot of food on a lot of tables for people that are hungry and anything we can do to help Brother Kevin in that cause is worthwhile so if you fancy a bit of poker this weekend we urge you to drink in the craic at Poker for the Homeless while feeding those who need it most.”

Poker For The Homeless has raised almost €250,000 in the last seven years for homeless charities across Ireland. More information can be found at The Game is Bent on Facebook.