Party Poker is currently leading in New Jersey’s month-old Internet gambling industry, but is not resting on its laurels as it continues to make a mark in the Garden State. The online poker site will be giving back a share of its revenues to some NJ communities, by holding a yearlong six-series online poker tournament called “Restore the Shore”, and starting January 04, 2014.
Out of every $20 entry fee paid by registering poker players, $10 will go to the fund raising chest of a local charity organization known as Hometown Heroes. Moreover, PokerParty commits to match every $10 entry fee donation collected from the tournament, as a way of doubling the funds raised in behalf of the non-profit organization.
Hometown Heroes, on the other hand, intends to distribute the funds to six of the state’s heavily Sandy-devastated coastal communities, namely Brick, Lavallette, Ocean Gate, Ortley Beach, Seaside Heights and Toms River. These towns have the most number of families still seeking financial assistance for making their distraught homes safe, secure and livable. However, only those who have not received sufficient compensation from their insurance companies or from FEMA assistance programs, and still financially hard up will be considered as qualified applicants for the financial aid.
The holding of the “Restore the Shore” tournament is expected to solidify PartyPoker’s current position at the top of NJ’s remote gambling arena. After all, the promotional competition will give NJ-located poker aficionados, a chance to compete for a noble cause.