At such a time when casinos and poker rooms are shut down and players are staying at home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, online gambling operators have been coming up with creative efforts of channeling players and still giving back to the society at a time of need.
Partypoker, for instance, has come up with a superb idea of a special tournament which will be used to help raise funds for the NHS to help to deal with the epidemic. The UK NHS Charity Tournament allows all players to take part in the humanitarian act of raising money to combat the coronavirus and support all the people it has affected.
The rake-free tournament will kick-off with £50 deposits. Late registration will also be allowed within the first 12 rounds that come with a 6-minute window. On top of that, unlimited re-entries will be accepted for players who have lost their chips, with a chip starter-pack of 50,000 chips.
As soon as the late registry period elapses, Partypoker will take away half of the prize pool, then match it by 100%, then donate the funds to NHS Charities. The remainder of the prize pool will then be divvied based on the PartyPoker’s standard prize distribution in tournaments.
NHS Charities is a pool of 250 NHS charities all over the UK, many of which purpose to help hospitals to provide better care and achieve a higher level of service. Generally, these charities donate funds amounting up to £1 million in a day. It is these NHS charities that bankroll ground-breaking research, capital projects, and furnish hospitals with game-changing medical equipment.