PartyPoker New Jersey will run a series of six charity events to raise money for a drive the local charity Hometown Heroes have organized. The six tournaments will feature a $20 buy in with half of that going to the prize pool and the rest to directly to Hometown Heroes’ Restore the Shore programme.

The Restore the Shore programme will be used to restore the New Jersey shore affected by the 2012 hurricane Sandy. In recognition of this, the events will be referred by the names of the shores they will be helping to restore.

The event schedule will be as follows:
  • January 4, 2014 – Seaside Heights
  • February 1, 2014 – Tom’s River / Ortley Beach
  • March 1, 2014 – Brick
  • April 5, 2014 – Union Beach
  • May 3, 2014 – Ocean Gate
  • June 7, 2014 – Lavallette
Although this isn’t the first of this kind of event it is an important president that online gambling company are setting. With the expansion of the industry, the impact of the companies on local communities will grow. If this is a taste of what is to come as this happens, this expansion can only bode well.