PokerStars is hosting a charity tournament on Saturday, May 9, which will be broadcast on 2 pm ET on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. The event will feature a number of famous personalities who will play their best hands to help support first respondents in the COVID-19 relief efforts. The total prize pool of the event is $500,000 which will go directly to charities of the celebrities’ choice. Another $500,000 will be donated by PokerStars directly.
The charity tournament will feature known personalities such as Amy Schumer, Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, Edward Norton, and many others. The “Stars CALL For Action” event will also see Bellin and Hank Azaria join.
The list just goes on with Brad Garrett, Michael Ian Black, Kevin Pollak, Eric Bogosian, and Jason Alexander. There is an entire roster of stardom who confirmed their participation. All players will play online with their cameras switched on.
Where to Watch “Stars Call For Action”
You can watch the celebrity tournament by tuning in on any oaf the three official channels, including:
What’s on the Table?
Viewers, on the other hand, will be able to partake in the action and hit on the “donate” button if they feel like bolstering PokerStars in helping out those first responders. All celebs will start with 5,000 chips as well as have the option to rebuy should anyone bust within the first 30 minutes.
Winners from individual tables will advance to the Final Tournament. The winner will scoop up $10,000 and donate them to a charity of their choosing. Once the final tournament is over, there will be a Second Chance Tournament which will take place at 4 pm ET.
The event will run as a regular MTT with a sole winner. The winner of this tournament will have $50,000 to allocate to their charity. Overall, there are over 25 known faces from the movie, tv and entertainment industry joining in.
Meanwhile, PokerStars will also contribute its fair share allocating $1 million for the event. Half of the money will go to CARE International tasked with emergency relief in over 100 countries.
The other $500,000 will be played for by the celebrities who will try to make sure they contribute the most to their charities. The full details of the event are available at the official PokerStars page. PokerStars has been running a number of events, including SCOOP 2020.
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