NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Poker Gives Gears Up For National Poker Month
August 6, 2021
September is National Poker Month (NPM), according to the organization PokerGives.org, and in celebration casinos around the country will be working with the nonprofit throughout the month's 30 days, to organize special events and tournaments meant to spread awareness while raising substantial amounts of money for worthy causes.

Poker Gives, founded by poker industry legends Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Lisa Tenner and Mike Sexton, works diligently for the benefit of four mainstream charities, the Special Olympics, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Step by Step Foundation and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, all the while keeping administrative costs at a bare minimum to insure that at least 95% of all funds raised end up with the charities that need them.

Many well known casinos have already signed up to host at least one National Poker Month event in September, according to the Poker Gives website including the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, California, the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, River Palms Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, and the Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Florida, each agreeing to run an event with at least a $50 buy-in (plus rebuys), with half the proceeds going to the prize pool to stimulate the action, while the other half go to the charities. 

Winners of any of these individual NPM events will be entered into a special drawing as well, where they’ll have a chance to score tickets for a CardPlayer Cruise, seats for other major upcoming tournaments or even poker lessons with either Mike or Linda.  Card Room managers willing to support this cause can also get in on the action qualifying for a drawing of their own while potentially helping their casino become the base for a poker meet-and-greet and learning seminar. 

National Poker Month, still almost a month away, is just beginning to be talked about but with so many casinos already agreeing to help out, it may be just a matter of time until NPM events are dominating the headlines.  Until then, for more information including the most current and complete list of casinos hosting NPM events visit www.pokergives.org.
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