January 20, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) — The Microgaming Poker Network powered by Microgaming (www.microgaming.com) encourages poker players to join the network in donating money to aid the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

On 22 January, the Microgaming Poker Network will run a €10+€10 buy-in tournament, with the €10 fee being entirely donated to the Haitian Health Foundation, who will use the funds for disaster relief in Haiti. The Microgaming Poker Network will match all funds raised from the tournament.

Players can register for the tournament from any operator on the Microgaming Poker Network. The tournament will commence on 22 January 2010 at 6:30PM GMT.

Haitian Health Foundation has been actively assisting the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere since 1985. Because of their long presence in Haiti, they have the infrastructure in place to utilise monetary donations in the most efficient ways possible. Over 92 per cent of funds collected by Haitian Health Foundation go directly towards services for the poor, so players can be assured that donations generated from the tournament will be used to maximum benefit.

Donations can be made directly to Haitian Health Foundation at www.HaitianHealthFoundation.org.

For further information or screen shots of the games please contact:
Duncan Skehens / Lizzi Malley / Lyndsay Haywood
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828
DuncanS@lansons.com / LizziM@lansons.com / LyndsayH@lansons.com

About Microgaming (www.microgaming.com)
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 400 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming.  Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €250million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.  Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.

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