$1.7m Donated by Poker, DFS Pros in Dan Smith Charity Drive

Written by:
Published on:

What started as a pledge by poker pro Dan Smith to match anyone's charitable donations up to a total of $175,000 has snowballed into a huge $1.7 million fundraiser.

Smith petitioned friends and peers to donate to humanitarian efforts around the world and when the drive was finished 134 people had contributed. 

Pushing the total even higher was a pair of brothers who have reportedly been very successful in Daily Fantasy Sports. Martin Crowley had already matched $325,000 in other people's donations and went on to give $200,000 more when the drive reached $1m.

Martin's brother Tom then surprised everyone by donating $500,000, bringing the total to $1.7m.

Among the recipients of the funds was Against Malaria Fund, a group that distributes mosquito nets in Africa, and the Schistosomiasis Contril Initiative which de-worms children infected with parasites and intestinal worms.

Dan Smith has also shared some information on what went into organizing the project to help others create their own charity drives.

Poker News

BOM Founder Launches Malta Poker Festival

Battle of Malta (BOM) brainchild and friend of the Gambling911.com website Ivonne Montealegre has announced the launch of the Malta Poker Festival, which will now go up against her former creation. 

Former PKR Players Must Submit Claim by Feb. 28 for PokerStars Refund

Players affected late last year by the abrupt shutdown of PKR Poker are being advised to submit claim forms no later than February 28 (2018). 

Third Time's a charm for Englert on HPT

Third Time's a charm for Englert on HPT

Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) events at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour have historically been among the tour's largest stops. This time around was no exception. The opening $400 Kick Off tournament set a Colorado state record with 912 entries. The Main Event drew 607 total players, building a prize pool of $892,290.

Poker Night In America to Debut Live TV Series

The hit TV series Poker Night in America (PNIA), produced by Rush Street Productions, is excited to announce the launch of a new live celebrity version of its TV series. 

Doyle Brunson: 'I Turned Down $230 Million Offer for DoylesRoom.com

Over a decade again, legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson claims he turned down a $230 million offer for his namesake online poker room, DoylesRoom.com.