PokerStars charity arm Helping Hands are putting their full weight behind a charity poker tournament held to raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Foundation, and launch a new tournament format called Beat The Clock.
PokerStars charity arm Helping Hands is putting its full weight of support behind the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Tournament And Casino Night.
The event will raise funds for the LAPD employees and immediate family members who have been touched by ‘catastrophic circumstances including death, illness and injury.’ The foundation has been in existence for over 40-years and has raised more than $16m during that time.
House of Lies star Don Cheadle will host the event, and he is expected to find himself in the company of hard man Tito Ortiz, the delicious Tia Carrera and the not so Young Gun, Lou Diamond Phillips.
The night includes a celebrity poker tournament, casino games and a silent auction. Prizes up for grabs include a ride-along with IndyCar champion Mario Andretti, a day watching Tito Ortiz beat the crap out of some unfortunate sparring partner, and you get to spend the day with the LAPD learning to shoot a lot of stuff.
PokerStars has supported the event since 2013 and will be providing the top prize of a package to the PokerStars Championship Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island at the turn of the year.
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PokerStars Release Beat The Clock Tournament Format
PokerStars have released a new tournament format called ‘Beat The Clock’ and it looks likely to be a sure fire hit for recreational players.
As a recreational player myself, there are two things I am looking for when I sit down for a game of cards. I want the action to be over quickly, and I want to make some money in the process.
Welcome to Beat The Clock, the four-handed zoom format with each game lasting five minutes and cash prizes handed out via ICM considerations if you still have chips left when the clock reaches zero.
To give the launch some added zest, PokerStars turned to Cristiano Ronaldo to give the tournament format some star quality with a feature in the ads.
Speaking about the new format, the Real Madrid and Portugal forward said:
“Beat The Clock requires you to think and act quickly with a high level of skill, which gives me the same rush of excitement that I experience on the pitch. The timed element of this game makes it fun to play and means I can get that quick adrenaline fix on the move.”
The new format is available on desktop and mobile.