EPT hosts charity event

Padraig Parkinson
Padraig Parkinson is the spokesperson for the Simon Poker Tournament.

The European Poker Tour just announced that for the second straight year it will be hosting the Simon Poker Tournament.

The Simon Poker Tournament is a charitable venture that benefits the homeless. It will be held on Nov. 3 at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Last year the event was so popular that it drew the likes of David Colclough, Jesse May, Kevin O'Donnell, "Mad" Marty Wilson and many more. The tournament raised an incredible €50,000 for the Simon Dublin charity.

The entry fee will be €300+€30. €100 of this registration fee will be going directly towards the charity while the rest will make up the prize pool.

Padraig Parkinson is spokesperson for the group of players who are organizing the game, while EPT director John Duthie will also be there in a supporting role.

"We're delighted to be associated with this tournament and I look forward to playing in it myself - I just hope I can avoid Parkinson at the tables and at the bar," Duthie said in a press release.

Already confirmed for the event are a couple of legendary snooker players in Ken Doherty and Steve Davis. Look for numerous poker players and British celebrities to take part in the tournament.

Last year's winner Noel Furlong will be returning to defend his title while Wilson is scheduled to run one of his unique "auctions."

There will be a number of satellites to the event available through PokerStars, Green Joker Poker and 888.

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming days for more poker companies throwing their support behind the tournament.

To learn more about the Simon Dublin charity just go to www.dubsimon.ie.

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