One World: Together At Home – a concert organized by Global Citizen raised $127.9 million to help the organizations fighting COVID-19. The main show was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, with friends from Sesame Street. The broadcast showed and paid respects to the scientists, world leaders, health care professionals, and other essential workers fighting COVID-19. The event called on people around the world and governments to take action against the pandemic. After the event, Global Citizen and Lady Gaga announced that the event raised $ 127.9 million. $55.1 million will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, an organization that is trying to stop the spread of the virus by providing the resources for the healthcare workers and supporting the development of the vaccines, treatment, and tests. $72.8 million of the funds will go to local and regional organizations, fighting the pandemic in different ways, such as Education Cannot Wait, Direct Care, Feeding America, and United Way. Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an alliance working on the development of the vaccine and UNICEF will also receive funds from the event.
Tom Brady, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and more joined charity poker tournament on Twitch and raised $ 1.75 million for food banks
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s online poker tournament raised $ 1.75 million for Feeding America, a non-profit organization providing food to the people most affected by COVID-19 and most in need. The event was hosted by the professional poker commentators Justin Kelly and Michael Loncar hosted on Twitch. The tournament had a buy-in of $10.000. Among celebrities joining the game was NFL player Tom Brady, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, actor Kevin Pollak, poker professional Ebony Kenney, Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines, actor Tobey Maguire, and singer Adam Levine. Affleck announced the event on Instagram and stated that Feeding America’s work is crucial right now. Affleck’s latest movie The Way Back was about to be released in the theatres when non-essential places were shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The film moved to stream services. Poker tournament was streamed live on different devices from a very popular casino venue. Poker tournament was wild as the players were very interesting and smart with their decisions. The casino venue has also offered not only poker tournaments but other casino games for the charity movement. After the Poker’s tournament, regular international players could visit the gaming platform and play for the charity. The casino brand offered not only poker but other games like online blackjack, roulette, and slots. The charity movement turned out to be very successful as they have raised millions of dollars for Americans in need.
$100 Million WSOP Super Circuit Online Series by GGPoker: Interesting Facts and Key Statistics
The first-ever nine-figure, legal, online-poker was launched on the GGPoker network. The tournament was running from May 3 to May 31 and consisted of 595 events. The major part of the tournament is 18 WSOP Ring events which have $ 28 million in prize money. Other tournaments included in the list of the Ring events are a $1 million guaranteed Charity event, the Main Event – $5 million guarantee, and a shocking $10 million guaranteed High Roller Championship event. Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of GGPoker said that this is the only poker room with $ 100 million in cash prizes and is a game-changer in the poker world. The average guarantee per tournament is $168,067. The average buy-in per tournament is $2046. 8 of the Ring events have a seven-figure guarantee at least. This is the biggest event in the history of online poker.