One of the leaders in online poker is combining with the number one charity in poker. 888poker and the One Drop foundation are collaborating for the first-ever World Water Day Online Tournament. The event takes place on the 888poker platform on March 22 and coincides with the United Nations-sanctioned World Water Day.
The prize pool is a guaranteed number fo $5,000 and features a buy-in of $11.11. All fees generated are being donated by 888poker to the One Drop foundation.
One Drop first came into the poker community in 2012 with the inaugural Big One for One Drop $1 million buy-in event at the World Series of Poker. Since then, One Drop has raised over $20 million in funding for global water projects.
888poker is a primary sponsor of the World Series of Poker and the host of the WSOP.com online poker skin.
“This will be One Drop’s first online poker tournament ever and we are confident that we have found another great ally in 888poker. 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. We sincerely hope that this collaboration will be the first of many more to come.” said Alexandre Meunier, Senior Director of Special Initiatives at One Drop.
The team of 888poker and One Drop continues into the summer. 888poker team pro Dominik Nitsche is participating in the 2018 edition of the Big One for One Drop. Nitsche also won the One Drop High Roller at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe.
In addition to Nitsche, the 888poker corporate team is excited to join forces with One Drop.
“Our new collaboration with One Drop is a great milestone for us here at 888poker. Supporting causes that improve the world we live in is an important part of our activities,” said Guy Cohen, Senior Vice President and Head of B2C, 888 Holdings. “We are excited to be able to offer our players the chance to contribute to those in need, along with exclusive access to the most sought-after events in the poker calendar.”
Find out more about the World Water Day Online Tournament by visiting 888poker.com.