Adda52, India’s largest online poker site has brought the skilled game of poker and the creative field of art together by sponsoring Contemporary Arts Week 2014, an art initiative by the ‘Friends of Art(FOA)’, an NGO that works towards providing a platform for all artists and art forms. As part of this, a loyalty based poker tournament was also conducted on Adda52 called the ‘Adda52 Aces Art(AAA) Bucket Poker Challenge’ to raise funds for FOA. Adda52 donated Rs. 54,000 to FOA as part of this poker and art combine while the participating players took home a prize pool of Rs. 26,000.
The AAA Bucket Challenge took place on 20th Sept and was open to all players wishing to surrender their loyalty. To enter, players had to surrender 15,000 loyalty points for this event which promised a prize pool of Rs 25,000 to the winners and special prize of Rs 1,000 to each player who could draw “Three of kind Aces”. For every player drawing a “Three of kind Aces”, the company also promised to donate Rs 4,000 on their behalf to the Friends of Art NGO.
6 poker players finished in the money which was won by the user ‘Akindo’. But there was only a single player ‘MAKZ00001’ who hit “Three of kind Aces” in this online poker tourney and thus won Rs.1000 for it. Here is the list of winners of the AAA Bucket Poker Challenge:
FOA is a one of a kind art NGO formed and run by various artists whose aim is to bring contemporary art and various art forms to a progressive level and showcase it to everyone in the country. The Contemporary Arts Week 2014 was just another initiative by them to bring artists on a common platform and dedicate a full week to them. For more info on FOA, you can find them here.
This is the first time that adda52 has teamed up with FOA but not the first time that this online poker site of India has done its bit for the larger benefit of the society. Previously adda52 has donated to the PM Relief Fund during the Uttarakhand Floods in 2013.