27 Views

XL Eclipse charity events raise over $40,000

Over the past few days, 888poker has offered players a unique poker series in which to enjoy known as XL Eclipse. Within this tournament series, players had the ability to compete in various tournaments with something for everyone on the schedule. The poker community is big on giving back and 888 made sure to offer three charity tournament events on the XL Eclipse schedule. Known as ‘Chip-In!” tournaments, these events were able to raise more than $40,000 for the Against Malaria Foundation, providing funds to help protect people against the preventable disease.

This past Tuesday, 888poker’s XL Eclipse offered three of the charity tournaments on the schedule. All tournament fees paid by players participating in these events would go to the Against Malaria Foundation. The foundation uses 100% of donations to purchase insecticidal nets and provide them to people in need in an effort to protect individuals from contracting the preventable disease known as malaria.

First on the schedule this week was Event #126. This tournament was a Super High Roller charity event that had a buy-in of $5,200 and a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. $200 from every player participating would go towards the charity. This event had 87 participants and 37 re-entries which helped to create more than $24,000 in funds for the charity.

Event #127 was also a ‘Chip-In’ tournament. With a $215 buy-in and $150,000 in prize money, this event saw many more taking part with 585 buying in directly. 360 players purchased reentries. According to Pocketfives, this event created more than $14,000 in donations.

The last event of the day connected to the charitable donations was Event #130. This Turbo tournament had a buy-in of $55 and offered $15,000 in prize money. This event had 277 players competing and $1,850 generated in donations.

Overall, players participating in the ‘Chip-In’ tournament events were able to provide more than $40,000 to the Against Malaria Foundation. The nets purchased by the foundation to help with malaria prevention are only $2.50 each so many will be able to be purchased in efforts to keep individuals from contracting malaria, a disease that is easily preventable with the right measures in place.

XL Eclipse charity events raise over $40,000 was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by Marie Kelley


Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Latest Posts

Lord Aleems seems to be getting into trouble lately
Uncategorized
107 views
Uncategorized
107 views

Lord Aleems seems to be getting into trouble lately

admin - November 14, 2017

You’d think that the super rich kid Lord Aleem with all his expensive cars lives a life with little problems, but you’d be wrong. He made a…

Cherry AB gains approval for Nasdaq Stockholm listing
Economy/Finance
94 views
Economy/Finance
94 views

Cherry AB gains approval for Nasdaq Stockholm listing

admin - November 7, 2017

Swedish online casino operator Cherry AB (publ) has been approved by Nasdaq Stockholm’s listing committee for class B shares for listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange.…

WSOPC heads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood
Poker
40 views
Poker
40 views

WSOPC heads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood

admin - October 30, 2017

For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida are teaming up for the…

WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event win goes to Justin Boggs
U.S.A.
36 views
U.S.A.
36 views

WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event win goes to Justin Boggs

admin - October 26, 2017

The Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino recently played host to the World Series of Poker Circuit, offering poker players the opportunity to enjoy quality tournament gaming. The most…

Macau reports decrease in National Day Golden Week visitors
Economy/Finance
43 views
Economy/Finance
43 views

Macau reports decrease in National Day Golden Week visitors

admin - October 22, 2017

The first four days of the annual National Day Golden Week holiday have reportedly seen the total number of visitors to Macau decline by 2% year-on-year to…

Juergen Trager wins Delaware Poker Championship main event
Poker
51 views
Poker
51 views

Juergen Trager wins Delaware Poker Championship main event

admin - October 19, 2017

The seventh annual Delaware Poker Championship was held at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino over the weekend and saw more than 1,500 players compete in nine…

Fedor Holz signs sponsorship deal with partypoker
Poker
61 views
Poker
61 views

Fedor Holz signs sponsorship deal with partypoker

admin - October 17, 2017

Online poker brands regularly sign poker pros to their sites, to work as ambassadors or sponsored players during online and live events. The latest online poker room…

Sands Cotai Central to be re-branded as The Londoner Macao
Latest Casino and Gambling News
60 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
60 views

Sands Cotai Central to be re-branded as The Londoner Macao

admin - October 16, 2017

In Macau, Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly announced that it intends to spend approximately $1.1 billion in order to re-brand its Sands Cotai Central integrated casino…

Indigo Sky Casino opens second hotel tower
U.S.A.
53 views
U.S.A.
53 views

Indigo Sky Casino opens second hotel tower

admin - October 15, 2017

After announcing expansion plans last year, the Indigo Sky Casino has now opened a second hotel tower complete with guest rooms, conference space and a banquet center.…

Partypoker announces exit from Australia amidst iGaming law changes
Poker
41 views
Poker
41 views

Partypoker announces exit from Australia amidst iGaming law changes

admin - October 12, 2017

On August 9th, the Australian Senate passed a modified version of the Internet Gambling Amendment Bill 2016. Included in this bill was a provision that outlawed the…