March 25th, 2011 | Published in Casino News
The tremendous earthquake followed by a powerful tsunami shocked the globe. The images of malevolent destruction have appeared on television sets for the past few weeks. While the magnitude of the loss and devastation is uncertain, one detail is clear: everyone must chip in to rebuild the areas affected by these natural disasters. Luckily, the online gambling industry is doing just that as they did with the Haiti relief efforts.
Help Japan Online Slots Tournament
Jackpot City online casino is one of the leading entities to give back to Japan. On March 17th, representatives of the company announced during a press conference that it will play host to an online slots tournament to raise funds for victims in Japan. The tournament is known as the “Help Japan Online Slots Tournament.” All proceeds will be donated to a relief effort charity in Japan.
The tournament began on March 18th and concluded March 21st. Jackpot City wanted as many members to participate as possible to raise a large amount of money thus the reason for the three days of action. The top five players shared 50,000 Loyalty Points which can be transformed into credits. The participation was capped at 5,000 players. Details of the winners and the amount of money raised by the tournament can be found on the Jackpot City online casino website.
Jackpot City Information
Jackpot City is operated by Digimedia Ltd. and powered by Microgaming software. The casino is licensed and regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta, a highly reputable regulatory jurisdiction.
Lady Gaga Donations
In addition to Jackpot City’s contributions, many U.S. celebrities have donated to the cause. For instance, Lady Gaga has found an innovative way to raise money. She has created a bracelet with the title, “We pray for Japan” and is selling it for $5 each. All proceeds goes toward a Japanese charity to help victims.
Even online financial institutions are becoming involved. NeTeller, a payment processor for online gaming sites, has created a mechanism for users to donate to the cause. By setting up British Red Cross donation accounts, users will have the opportunity to securely make donations from now until April 16th. Customers must simply log in to their accounts, click “Transfer Money” and enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a country in need of major aid, the online gambling industry is doing their part to help pay for supplies and other necessities for the victims of this horrific natural disaster. Hopefully additional efforts will be launched by online casinos.