Backgammon Masters Raises Money For Chinese Earthquake Aid
By Staff
Backgammon Masters have once again led the way by raising donations worth millions of dollars in aid to help the survivors of the recent Chinese earthquake. For every $1 donated by members of the online Blackjack, Poker and Backgammon game operator, Backgammon Masters is pledging $5 to the cause.

All month long, players can donate by buying in to Blackjack and Backgammon tournaments at rates from $4.50 to $200. In addition, players can compete in tournaments that pledge 100% of the prize money to UNICEF, the charitable organization aiding child survivors of the earthquake.

These tournaments are on-going throughout the month, ensuring that all players, no matter when they log on, will be able to participate by playing for the cause. Players can also donate earnings from other online games by depositing into the special donations account set up at the cashier.

While other companies are also supporting the cause, Backgammon Masters are offering the highest match rate. When questioned about why their donation was so high, especially in comparison to the billion-dollar company PokerStars’ $1-to-$1 donation, the Backgammon Masters CEO responded, “We feel that it is important to encourage charitable gaming and to make this type of community outreach in the online casino world a common occurrence. Some people may be surprised that we are doing this, but we’ve always known that casino owners and players have huge hearts and pockets.”

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