Charity Poker

[Press Release] PPA Applauds Poker Players’ Efforts to Aid Haiti (01/25/10)

By Poker Players Alliance
Monday, January 25th, 2010

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[Charity] Hold’em for Horton’s Kids 2009

By Poker Players Alliance
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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[MO] Charitable poker dances at law's edge – The Kansas City Star (10/06/08)

By Rick Alm, The Kansas City Star
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

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Texas Hold ‘Em charity poker tournaments have been proliferating for years at the fringe of state gambling laws.

The latest manifestation is scheduled for Saturday night[10-11] in Kansas City and aims to raise money for a very good cause — the area YouthFriends[vf] mentoring program.

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[TX] Texas law says no dice to charitable poker – Stephenville Empire-Tribune (10/03/08)

By Amanda Kimble, Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Monday, October 6th, 2008

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All bets are off.

That was the news organizers of Erath County United Way’s benefit poker tournament received just days before the charitable game was set to get rolling.

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Selected Coverage of Kentucky Internet Poker Battle

By Poker Players Alliance
Sunday, September 21st, 2008

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[Press Release] Successful Charity Poker Events Highlight the Political Conventions

By Poker Players Alliance
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

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Americans for Tax Reform Staffer Wins PPA Tournament – Poker News Daily (09/04/08)

By Dan Cypra, The Poker News Daily
Thursday, September 4th, 2008

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Last night in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin addressed members of the party in the Xcel Energy Center. Across town, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) and American Gaming Association (AGA) held a fundraiser to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America. At the end of the night, the city of Minneapolis was buzzing about Palin’s acclaimed speech as well as the play of Adam Radman, who won the charity poker tournament. Radman serves as the Programs and Communications Manager for the Americans for Tax Reform.

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Greg Raymer Confirmed for PPA Poker Tournament at RNC – Poker News Daily (09/01/08)

By Dan Cypra, Poker Daily News
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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On Wednesday night, September 3rd, all eyes in the poker world will be focused squarely on Minneapolis, Minnesota, the site of the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC). John McCain, the Republican nominee for President of the United States, made waves on Friday by announcing that first-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would be his running mate. McCain will formally accept his nomination this week at the RNC, which begins on Monday. On Wednesday, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), in conjunction with the American Gaming Association, will hold a charity poker tournament benefiting the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Selected Coverage of PPA Charity Events for Paralyzed Veterans of America

By Poker Players Alliance
Friday, August 29th, 2008

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[CO] Web poker banned, they play politics – Las Vegas Sun (08/29/08)

By Lisa Mascaro, Las Vegas Sun
Friday, August 29th, 2008

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Denver — Not long after Congress passed a ban on Internet gambling, PR man John Pappas knew he had to be here at the Democratic National Convention.

Pappas represented online poker players. Their ragtag Poker Players Alliance had been stunned by Congress’ midnight approval of the ban late in 2006.

Internet gamblers had been powerless to block the bill. They were only loosely affiliated. They often knew one another only by their online nicknames.

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