Tomorrow evening (Thursday), 888 Poker is running a special tournament to commemorate World Water Day. The event is being run in partnership with the One Drop organization, who will be giving away a selection of 888-branded apparel just before the start of the $5,000 guaranteed tournament.
World Water Day is a UN-designated observance day to highlight the importance of fresh water and to promote the sustainable management of fresh water resources. The day has been marked on 22nd March each year by a series of events since the first World Water Day twenty-five years ago. This year the online poker community is being invited to get involved.
The online poker community is no stranger to supporting good causes. Since 2012, poker players have raised over $20 million towards fresh water initiatives run by the non-profit organization One Drop. It is no surprise to find One Drop involved yet again – this time in partnership with 888 Poker, who will be running a special commemorative tournament at 8:00pm (GMT) tomorrow evening.
The One Drop World Water Day Event
The $5,000 guaranteed One Drop World Water Day event (tournament ID 19613965) promises to be a popular tournament. It has a buy-in of $10.00 + $1.11 and 888 Poker will be donating all the $1.11 fees to the One Drop organization. Players start with a chip stack of 5,000 chips and unlimited re-entries are available during the 150 minutes of late registration.
Due to the twelve minute levels and gently increasing blinds, players entering the tournament at the last opportunity will still have a chip stack equivalent to ten big blinds; and, as the payout structure is fairly shallow, players who cash in the event will be picking up a worthwhile amount. Players who fail to cash in the event can console themselves by remembering they have contributed to a worthwhile cause.
The One Drop All In Giveaway
Prior to the start of the World Water Day tournament, One Drop will be giving away a selection of 888-branded apparel in a free draw for players who follow the organization on Twitter. In order to qualify for the draw, players should visit the 888 World Water Day Giveaway page on RaffleCopter.com, log in using their Facebook or email address, and then using the links provided on the page:
- Tweet their circle of friends with details of the promotion.
- Follow the @OneDrop_All_In Twitter account.
- Follow the @888Poker Twitter account.
As the conditions for entry involve tweeting and following two Twitter accounts, players will naturally require a Twitter account (the winners will also be notified via Twitter). Other than that, there are no other entry requirements, although we strongly recommend players read the terms and conditions of entering the draw, where they can also find the distribution of prizes.
Don´t Miss 888 Poker´s One Drop World Water Day Event
Unfortunately, 888 Poker and the One Drop organization have not given players a lot of time to clear the decks for tomorrow evening´s tournament. Nonetheless we expect a good turnout. Whether or not the event will meet its $5,000 guarantee is unsure, but 888 Poker has indicated this may be the first of several online initiatives it hosts in partnership with One Drop.
Alexandre Meunier – the Senior Director of Special Initiatives at One Drop – is also confident that this will be the first of many collaborations with 888 Poker. In a press release Meunier said: “This will be One Drop’s first online poker tournament ever and we are confident that we have found another great ally in 888 Poker. We are excited with the idea of being able to reach out to their extensive community of online players to raise awareness and funds for critical water issues.”
You can find out more information about the vulnerable communities supported by One Drop at www.onedrop.org.