While there is an on-going debate about the pros and cons of the gambling industry, one thing that cannot be denied is that the gambling and poker industry contribute a significant amount of funds to charities, churches and nonprofit organizations across the country.
On the 7th of March, in Little City Chicago, poker and casino players will come together to pit their skills and wit against each other. The main reason behind this event is to create awareness and generate funds for thousands of children and adults who are affected with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event which is being sponsored by Spex will be called as “Seeing Hope Together” and will take place at The Montgomery Club in Chicago.
The evening will feature an open bar, an all-night buffet and a number of prizes and surprises. This will also be a special event for poker players who will compete for the grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker that is estimated to be at $10,000. The funds generated will be used to help Little City offer creative, customized programs and services to individuals that battle such disabilities.
In a statement, Michael Caputo, Director of Marketing at Spex said
Spex remains energized in supporting Little City. We’re particularly proud of our association with an Illinois organization whose core advocacy – simply stated, sees hope. It’s our shared Chicago roots—as well as our standard of wellness that makes our partnership a winning hand.
The event is usually attended by a number of celebrities. In 2013, prominent sports personalities such as Chicago Bears Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent and Little City Executive Director Shawn Jeffers attended the event.
Apart from poker, the event will also feature a number of casino games such as Craps, Blackjack and Roulette. Ticket prices to attend the event are fixed at $150 for both spectators as well as individual casino players. Poker players who wish to attend the event will be able to do so by paying $250 per person. Those individuals, who are new to the poker scene and would like to learn more, will also have a chance to learn from the experts who will be on hand to offer professional poker advice and strategy.
Little City Executive Director Shawn E. Jeffers said
We are happy to partner with Spex to host the Poker Tournament & Casino Night again this year. We look forward to growing this electrifying event and our partnership with such a dedicated corporation.