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Shooting Star Charity Event announced for partypoker / WPT World Online Championships

partypoker, in conjunction with the World Poker Tour, will be holding a special $500,000 guaranteed charity poker event to benefit 1Day Sooner, as part of the WPT World Online Championships.

We’ve got all the pertinent details, plus more about satellites, which celebrities and poker player ambassadors will be bounties in the charity poker event, a Poker Industry Invitational Event, and more.

Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Back in 1993, Robert Turner convinced the now-late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Dr. Jerry Buss to participate in a charity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino. Dr. Buss’ only catch: the tournament had to be played using poker chips made of real gold!

Here’s the amazing story of how the tournament came together, including a list of some of the incredible poker legends, like Stu Ungar and Chip Reese, who participated.

Bernard Lee and Family Mark 9th Annual Holiday Charity Drive

Some holiday traditions are truly beautiful, none more so than glorious customs of giving. For the ninth straight year, Bernard Lee and his family have put together and distributed personalized gift packages to families in their local area of Boston affected by homelessness.

Reading about the efforts of this great poker player and generous-spirited human being will warm your hearts, and perhaps inspire you to spread some holiday cheer of your own to those less fortunate.

Israel’s 2nd Annual Variety Charity Poker Tournament Raises $300,000 for Special Needs Children

For just the second time, Israel played host to a large-scale charity poker tournament fundraiser. Attended by local celebs, business people, and other notables, the event succeeded in raising $300,000 for special needs children through the Variety Fund. Notably, the event’s profile was boosted by the participation of poker pros Melanie Weisner, Michael Mizrachi, and Patrik Antonius, who flew in from abroad to play and show their support for the charitable organization’s efforts.

Here’s our recap, which includes some videos and pictures that really capture the special feel of the night’s festivities.

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