Global Poker Tournament’s Play-In To Benefit Hurricane Harvey And Irma Relief

This Sunday, Sept. 17, players at Global Poker can show their love and support of the populace that has been affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Irma by taking part in a charity tournament.


If you have been around poker players in the United States lately, then you have surely heard about Global Poker. The new online poker site has made a slow start as far as online poker sites go, but has slowly taken the poker world by storm. After launching recently, Global Poker has established itself in the top 10 sites worldwide for player volume and as the fastest growing site for US players.

The event originated from a suggestion by regular forum contributor ‘splayaa’ and Global Poker immediately jumped on the idea. The 16:30 EST event features a buy-in of SC$5+SC$5 and all proceeds will be contributed to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

To sweeten the pot, Global Poker has announced that they will be contributing $25 for every player that registers for the tournament. That means each player’s contribution is actually 5 times the registration amount!

After bearing witness to the major damage left by the two storms, Global Poker Founder and CEO Laurence Escalante is excited to see what the poker community can do to give back.

“The world watched with shock as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc over large parts of America, particularly Florida and Texas,” said Escalante. “Reports estimate that the damage bill could be as high as $200 billion. Global Poker is proud to work with our players to contribute to the relief effort. I would personally like to show my support for all those who have gone above and beyond to help those in need during this time.”