PartyPoker to host Special Charity Tournaments in New Jersey

partyIn 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, with six towns affected. Beginning on January 4th, PartyPoker’s site in New Jersey will be hosting charity tournaments to benefit the shore. A total of six tournaments will take place to help support the Hometown Heroes Organization.

Every tournament hosted at PartyPoker New Jersey will have a buy-in of $20. Half of the buy-in will go to build the prize pool while the other half will be donated to the Hometown Heroes. As if that were not enough, PartyPoker has announced they will be matching the donations dollar for dollar, so the more people competing, the more money will be raised!

Each of the six tournaments will be dedicated to one of the six towns affected by the hurricane. The schedule of events is as follows:

January 4th                          Seaside Heights

February 1st                         Tom’s River/Ortley Beach

March 1st                               Brick

April 5th                                Union Beach

May 3rd                                  Ocean Gate

June 7th                                 Lavallette

Players can choose to compete in each event and help out completely or choose to participate in one of the events that coincide with the area in which they live or would like to help. The buy-in is a great rate and will be a great opportunity for players to be able to play in an online tournament while helping the area.

This will be the first time that a charity event will be hosted in New Jersey that involves online gambling. However, charity events are by no means uncommon in the poker industry. Poker players are very giving and have helped with numerous natural disasters as well as a variety of charities. As the industry continues to grow in the state, it will not be surprising to see more events as the Restore the Jersey Shore that is coming at the first of the year.

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