Place/Date: Xbiex, Malta - September 26th, 2021 at 9:36 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: Ryan Gittleson, Source: Virtue Poker
Virtue Poker is excited to host The Celebrity Charity Poker tournament that commences tonight, September 26, at 11 pm UTC. The tournament will be live-streamed on Twitch. Tonight will feature the first of two 6-player tables of the Celebrity Charity Poker tournament.
Tonight’s table will include Hall of Famer and Virtue Poker Team Pro Phil Ivey, BA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, YouTube sensation Mr. Beast, Ethernity’s Nick Rose, Sam Trabucco – CEO of Alameda (FTX), and Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin.
All participants will compete for bragging rights and a $100,000 prize pool for charity. The 12 players are spread across seven time zones and various continents. Therefore, the Celebrity Charity Poker tournament will run over multiple days to give everyone a fair chance at winning.
Every table has six players and will play down until one winner remains. The winners of both tables will face off to claim the Virtue Poker Championship Title and the $100,000 prize pool for charity.
All players select the charity of their choice to receive $2,500. In addition, winners of each table can add $10,000 more for their charity, with the Overall Champion adding another $50,000 to the tally.
Virtue Poker secured the help of Lon McEachern and Norman Chad to provide color commentary for this event’s featured table.
The Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament can be broken down as follows:
The Virtue Poker Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament viewers are encouraged to donate to charitable organizations via The Giving Block. The provider supports a variety of cryptocurrencies and supports several nonprofit organizations globally. Those who contribute to The Giving Block are entered in a 2 ETH drawing during this event. There are multiple 1 ETH prizes for users who complete:
Virtue Poker, with the help of Binance NFTs, has created a collection of 11.801 non-fungible tokens. Every NFT represents a card in a 52-card deck. Players who assemble hands and hold the winning hand for each knockout split a $2,500 prize. Additionally, holders of the winning hand for the championship knockout round are entered into a drawing to win $25,000. These NFTs can be purchased from Binance NFTs.
Virtue Poker is a decentralized poker platform that uses the Ethereum blockchain and peer-to-peer networking to provide an online poker site that’s safe, honest and fun. It was founded in 2016 within Consensys, the leading full stack Ethereum software engineering company and incubator founded by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin in 2014. Backed by Consensys and stakeholder Phil Ivey, Virtue Poker is on a mission to make blockchain-based betting mainstream.