|AbsolutePoker.com has announced that it will donate all tournament fees from this Saturday's event to the International Red Cross to be dedicated to helping those people injured or left homeless by last weekend's earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Southeast Asia. |
Poker Room Manager Gian Perroni estimates that this amount will reach $25,000, and plans are in the works to provide additional opportunities for players to also make direct donations.
'We have an incredibly generous group of players on our site,' said Mr. Perroni, 'and we believe that they will join us in trying to make an effort to help those that have suffered too greatly this past week.'
In addition to the overall tournament buy-in fees, AbsolutePoker will be hosting a special Tsunami Tourney on Wednesday, January 5, in order to raise funds.