|Charity looks likely to be the winner when plucky competitors get together to compete in the World Strip Poker Championship. |
Bookmaker Paddy Power has pledged to double the £10,000 first prize for the event, should the winner donate their winnings to charity. This would mean a whopping £20,000 payday for a charitable organisation.
The event, being held at the Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London, on Saturday 19 August, is an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest ever strip poker tournament.
A Spokesman Paddy Power said, 'We don't want to disappoint anyone who wants to play and we've had a lot of interest from people willing to donate their winnings to charity so we thought we'd super-size the event and encourage people to cast off their clothes for charity.'
As well as the charity prize the winner will also win a package worth approximately £3,000 to play in the Paddy Power Irish Poker Open, Dublin over Easter weekend 2007 where they will get a shot at the £1 million prize pool.