Poker tournaments need not be always be high-stakes, high-stress events.
The Charity Series of Poker holds fun, casual poker events to combine playing poker with doing good deeds and it is now returning to Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel & Casino to host its 6th event on January 30.
The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) is a non-profit company founded in 2014 to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes.
So far five events have been held since its launch – three in 2014 at Las Vegas, Hollywood and Atlantic City and two in 2015 – at Las Vegas and Hollywood.
The events are largely held prior to a main poker tournament making it possible for poker celebrities to participate.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will be the host for the sixth CSOP event and the event is expected to be attended by some of the top poker pros in the industry and well known celebrities. Proceedings from the event will benefit two local charities, Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
CSOP was started by poker pro Matt Stout to benefit local charities by organizing poker fundraising events which bring together celebrities, poker pros and regular players. Some of the poker pros and celebrity players confirmed for this event are World Series of Poker bracelet winners Jeff Madsen and Vanessa Selbst, film critic Richard Roeper, three-time World Poker Tour champ Anthony Zinno, November Niners Josh Beckley and Neil Blumenfield, One Drop champion Tony Gregg, WPT champion Asher Conniff and Will Failla.
In a statement, Matt Stout, Founder, Charity Series of Poker said,
I’m really excited about returning our event to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. They’ve always gone above and beyond to help us raise money for deserving aid organizations and it feels good to gather my poker and celebrity friends to make a contribution while having a great time doing it.
A no-Limit Hold’Em Turbo tournament will take place at the Borgata Poker room and will be open to the public and have a buy-in of $330 ($230 + a tax deductible $100 donation). The only criteria to take part in the tournament is that players must be over 21 years of age. Those who would like to register can visit the official CSOP website or register directly at the Borgata.