MICROGAMING PLAYING IT FORWARD AGAIN
29th March, 2017 at 15:16:22
Charity tournament benefits numerous charities across the globe.
The inaugural charity poker tournament laid on by the MPN, on board a luxury super yacht moored adjacent to the ExCeL Centre during the ICE Totally Gaming 2017 exhibition last month, has benefited numerous charities through Microgaming's Play It Forward initiative.
Over 80 guests and staff competed for the win, battling for over three hours, the eventual winner of the Main Event was Alon from Crazy Vegas
Alon chose Teenage Cancer Trust as the recipient of the winning prize: a £ 3,000 donation. The charity supports young people diagnosed with cancer, providing life-changing care and support so that patients do not have to face the illness alone.
"Thank you so much to Microgaming and the MPN team for continuing to support Teenage Cancer Trust; we are delighted to receive £ 3,000 from one of their most recent events. Every penny donated will help us to support teenagers and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer," a delighted Sabina Ruta, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust, said.
Second place was Sean Auret from Lucky247, who picked Save the Rhino as the recipient of a £ 2,000 donation, and third place was awarded to Jean-Christophe Antoine from Betsson, who also picked the charity for his donation of £ 1,000.
Save the Rhino, who was one of the recipients of Microgaming's annual Gift of Giving initiative for two years running (see previous reports), are recognised for the important work they do to support endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.
"We are absolutely thrilled to receive a fantastic £ 3,000 following Microgaming's MPN Charity Poker Tournament, to help us protect endangered rhinos across Africa and Asia," Josephine Gibson, Partnership Development Manager at Save the Rhino, said.
Microgaming's long-term support has seen this charity receive £ 18,000 to date.
There were a number of side events in aid of charity too, including a £ 500 bounty from Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever, which was won by Rob Deaves from 32Red
, who chose The Children's Centre to receive the cash amount.
The charity, based on the Isle of Man, develops, manages and pioneers a variety of community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children, young people and families to realise their full potential.
The £ 500 donation will go towards The Community Farm projects that engage with children and young people to develop vital life skills such as resilience, forming relationships, empathy and preparation for dealing with the unexpected.
Last but not least, the Sit n Go tournament was won by Rory Cartwright from Betsson. The £ 500 winning donation went to the MS Society Isle of Man, a branch of MS Society. The charity aims to provide progress in MS treatments, research, care and support, and help people affected by MS take control of their lives.
"We are very grateful to be selected as the charity of choice by the winner of the MPN's Sit n Go Side Event, and of course to receive a £ 500 donation. This money will be put to great use, providing support, guidance and care to those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis on the island," Derek Patience, chairman of the MS Society Isle of Man, said.
"The Network Games team were honoured to host such an entertaining and rewarding event," Jean-Luc Ferriere, Director of Network Games at Microgaming, concluded. "I would like to thank everyone, not least the players, involved in making the MPN Charity Poker Tournament such a success, and look forward to including it in our calendar for ICE 2018".
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