The upcoming event will run in collaboration with Discovery
One poker event is to be held this weekend to not only bring entertainment to the poker community, but also to contribute financially to a COVID-19 Response Fund. The US-facing poker site, Americas Cardroom (ACR), announced that it would host a celebrity virtual poker tournament that will be broadcasted on Twitch.tv. This is a charity event that will give all proceeds to the Mount Sinai COVID-19 Response Fund.
This Saturday, April 25, from 2-5 PM, the All-In for Mount Sinai Virtual Poker Tournament will take place at ACR, but it is not open to the public. Instead, this event will welcome a variety of celebrities from different sectors, such as sports, television, and business, who will be getting together online to play some poker, have some fun and support a good cause. “We want to thank Discovery Inc. for organizing this celebrity poker tournament,” stated ACR spokesperson Michael Harris. “Our social mission is to always help worthy causes and aiding COVID-19 relief is at the top of the list.”
Among the celebrities confirmed for this event are names like Bryan Cranston, Chip Gaines, Joy Behar, Cheryl Hines, Bobby Flay and Boris Becker. A huge $500,000 donation is coming from Discovery Inc. President and CEO David Zaslav, who will also take part in the tournament. The goal is to raise over $1 million; ACR will donate $100,000 to the cause.
The funds collected during this poker charity event will be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment, as well as meals for all the staff who is giving what they have to care for the large numbers of COVID-19 patients that are fatiguing resources in at least eight hospitals in the New York Metro area.