If you are regular with news channels, you know what bad shape Kerela is in. The state is in the shackles of a ferocious flood calamity. Surely, it is the worst natural disaster in the state’s 100 years’ history. As per reports, there are over 360 casualties. Approximately 1500 relief camps, set up in the state, is housing over 2.23 Lakh people. Entire India, starting from authorities like Army, government, NGOs, corporates to common people are coming forward, to save a population of over 10 Lac from this misery, by donating as much as they can to the “Kerela Relief Fund“.
In this time of need, the Indian poker Industry is not behind. Players are donating their winnings and even more for the rehabilitation of the victims there. Prioritising humanity above all, two of the biggest online poker websites of India, took a strong stand in par with the state’s miseries. The two websites are PokerBaazi.com and The Spartan Poker. Both the websites had organised one tournament each to raise money for Kerela, on their respective websites.
About the Tournaments
PokerBaazi: Kerala Floor Relief Tournament
India’s most trusted online poker website, PokerBaazi.com, rolled out a tournament on the 23rd of August at 8 pm IST. The GTD was an impressive 6 lakh but the minimum buy-in was INR 4000 (INR 3000 + INR 1000). The buy-in was kept considerably low, keeping in mind that more and more players can participate and aid the fundraiser. Out of the 93 entrants, “Eaglehunt” emerged as the winner and bagged a handsome prize money of INR 1,44,000. From the tournament, Pokerbaazi.com raised INR 3,78,000 – INR 1,64,000 from the tournament fees and INR 2,14,000 was donated by PokerBaazi.com. Sending the whole amount to the “Kerela Relief Fund”, PokerBaazi.com brought humanity back to life.
TheSpartanPoker: Sunday Super Stack
The Spartan Poker ran its fundraiser tournament on 26th of August at 7:30 PM IST. The tournament sported a GTD of INR 20 Lakh with a buy-in of INR 5500 (INR 5000 + INR 500). Catering to the aid, The Spartan Poker has also donated its entire tournament fee towards the “Kerela Relief Fund“.
Kudos to both the websites for adhering to their social responsibility so sincerely!