The Borgata Hotel & Casino will host the sixth iteration of the Charity Series of Poker, a $330 buy-in re-entry event designed to create funds for Habitat for Humanity and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
On my way home from badminton my wife bought a hot chocolate and handed it to a homeless person sitting on a piece of cardboard underneath the railway bridge.
It’s quite incredible that there are homeless people in this day and age. No bricks, no mortar and no family.
One person who has spent most of his life trying to do something about this is Matt Stout. With over $3.3m in live tournament winnings, and over $3.6m playing online, life is pretty comfortable for Stout. But he doesn’t see things that way. While most people are deriving their happiness from the materialistic honey that millions of dollars can buy, Stout created the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), so he could give something back, and make it easier for the poker community to do likewise.
The sixth iteration of the CSOP will take place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The date is Sat Jan 30. The game is Texas Hold’em Turbo style. They buy-in is $330. Re-entries are more than welcome.
The money raised will go towards the Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Stout is expecting renowned film critic Richard Roeper to take a seat as well as Vanessa Selbst, Anthony Zinno and Jeff Madsen.
“I’m really excited about returning our event to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,” Stout told PokerNews. “They’ve always gone above and beyond to help us raise money for deserving aid organizations and it feels good to gather my poker and celebrity friends to make a contribution while having a great time doing it. We are all thrilled that The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Habitat for Humanity of Atlantic County will once again be the beneficiaries.”
The poker action begins at 5pm. Precding that will be an open bar pre-party at 29 West Cocktail & Piano Bar from 3.30pm.