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Jackpot City Casino Japan Charity Tourney

By: Rick Balding, Saturday March 19th 2011
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The earthquake and tsunami that has devastated Japan has shocked the world. The images of wanton destruction appearing on television channels are too horrifying to be believed. But it is an undeniable fact. The magnitude of the loss is as yet unascertained but it is clear that everyone will have to chip in. The online gambling industry has always been in the forefront of contributing to such causes. It made significant donations for the relief work in Haiti. And it will do the same for Japan.

Jackpot City online casino is one of the first ones off the block. Through a press release from Valetta in Malta on March 17 it announced that it will host an online slots tournament to help raise funds for the victims in Japan. This charity tournament has been designated as the Help Japan Online Slots Tournament and all proceeds will be donated to a charity organization in Japan. The Help Japan charity tournament will start on Friday March 18 and run for three days, thus giving a chance to as many members as possible to make their contributions. The tournament will end on March 20 at midnight. The top 5 players will share 50,000 Loyalty Points, which can be exchanged for free casino credits. The registration for the tournament is open, but since the participation will be capped at 5,000 players, Jackpot City members should not wait till the end. Further details of the Help Japan charity slots tournament can be had from the Jackpot City online casino web site. Jackpot City is owned and operated by Digimedia Ltd, a global gaming and entertainment group. It is powered by software from Microgaming and is licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta.

Many celebrities have announced contributions to Japan. Silver Oak online casino carries news items of some of them in its news columns. Lady Gaga has come out with an innovative way to make a contribution. She has designed a bracelet that says "We pray for Japan." This bracelet is on sale for only $5 with the entire proceeds going to charity.

Neteller, the payment services provider to online casinos, has set up a mechanism for individuals to donate to this cause. It has set up a British Red Cross donations account so players can securely make their Japan relief donations online from now until April 16. In order to make a donation, players should sign into their Neteller account; choose "Transfer Money" from the QuickLinks menu, enter as the email recipient and follow the rest of the steps. 100% of the donations and fees for using the Money Transfer service will be used by the British Red Cross to provide critical support including first aid, rescue operations and purchasing and distributing needed supplies to the victims in Japan.

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