PokerStars Collaborates With BillyChip Foundation For Homeless Support
PokerStars, an international player in the iGaming sector, and The BillyChip Foundation, a UK-based non-profit dedicated to aiding individuals experiencing homelessness, have come together to enhance their support for the homeless community.
Through this partnership, PokerStars commits to allocating a £100,000 grant over two-years, facilitating the procurement of essential items for those without shelter in the UK.
BillyChip has introduced a unique currency system tailored for the homeless, redeemable at specific outlets for nourishment.
The initiative seeks to address the reservations some individuals may have regarding direct monetary aid to the homeless, while simultaneously granting autonomy to the currency bearer.
Further solidifying their partnership, PokerStars is slated to host a live charity no-limit hold’em poker event as part of the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour. The event, in favor of BillyChip, is scheduled to be held at London’s Hippodrome Casino on Wednesday, September 20.
Enthusiasts can secure a spot at the charity game for £220, with £50 from every entry directly benefitting BillyChip.
PokerStars continues to cater to its global community, delivering premier iGaming experiences across poker, casino, and sports betting domains. The brand remains committed to ensuring a safe and Responsible Gaming environment.
Sue Hammett, International Head of CSR at PokerStars, said: “We are delighted to be supporting BillyChip for the next two years.
“The impact this inspiring charity has on people who are homeless will always be Billy’s Legacy. And we are proud to be part of their journey. Our work with them will help us achieve Flutter’s goal of improving the lives of 10 million people by 2030.
Jon Hope, Co-Founder at BillyChip added: “We are thrilled to partner with PokerStars and work with them to help change people’s lives.
“It’s amazing that BillyChip has caught the attention of such a large brand, and one which is committed to supporting organisations that give a helping hand to people in a variety of situations — just as we do in our work each and every day.”