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$1.3 million raised for One Drop campaign

1.3 million raised for One Drop campaign

With poker moving millions of dollars every day and with thousands of viewers, players and sponsors, it certainly is an excellent spot for other activities such as charity events to take place. This year, at the WSOP, over $1.32 million was raised for the One Drop campaign, activity that began in 2007 by Guy Laliberté, businessman and poker player.

One Drop's goal: "to develop “integrated, innovative projects with an international scope, in which water plays a central role” has participated in projects all around the globe including India, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Haiti.

The WSOP dedicated two WSOP tournaments for this campaign, one was the $111,111 'One Drop High Rollers' tournament and the 'Little One' won by Tony Gregg and Brian Yoon respectively. Other funds were raised through the campaign 'All in for One Drop' where poker players donated part of their winnings.

Mr Laliberté expressed that such activity is a reflection of the poker players desires to make a change for others through the game of poker.