5 December 2018
bwin Celebrates Eden Hazard Poker Series with Donation to One Drop
Following the completion of bwin’s recent Hazard Series, the poker series fronted by Belgium World Cup phenomenon, Eden Hazard, bwin is delighted to announce that it has raised €50,000 for One Drop, the charity that works in 14 countries around the world, to provide life-changing access to safe water and sanitation.
bwin poker players were invited to Change the Game via the Hazard Series, by entering freeroll qualifier tournaments for the UK Poker Millions held earlier this year. For every entry into the series, bwin made a donation to One Drop on the player’s behalf.
Commenting on Series, Eden Hazard said:
“I was excited to be involved in the Hazard Series with bwin. I love poker and the unique mental challenges it poses. More importantly, it’s great that through the Hazard Series, bwin has supported such a vital charity as One Drop.”
Alexandre Meunier, Senior Director of Special Initiatives of One Drop, said:
“Thank you to bwin for supporting our mission to provide safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities around the world. Receiving support from an international partner such as bwin brings much needed funds to the sector and helps to drive awareness of the global water and sanitation crisis. Once again the poker community has demonstrated its commitment towards achieving universal and equitable access to safe water for all by 2030.”
Adam Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer at bwin added:
“We are immensely proud to support One Drop and the incredible work they do. With the Hazard Series we created something special for our players who were able to show their support for a fantastic cause while enjoying the best poker product of any sportsbook in the market.”
bwin is a leading brand of GVC Holdings PLC, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is now the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, with over 3,500 betting shops. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index and has licences in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.gvc-plc.com
About One Drop
One DropTM is an international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development, today and forever. Our mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art. Together with its partners, One Drop brings its uniqueSocial Art for Behaviour Change™ approach to promote the adoption of healthy practices around water, sanitation and hygiene through locally inspired social art programs, empowering the communities to take ownership of the projects over time. For this to be possible, One Drop puts together novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. One Drop counts over 10 years of turning water into action with projects that will transform the lives of over 1.4 million beneficiaries around the world. The foundation was recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of the 2018 Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada. One Drop’s support from the poker community has generously grown and, together with the World Series of Poker, poker players from around the world and other important collaborators in the industry, has raised over $23 million from poker initiatives only.
To learn more about One Drop, visit: www.onedrop.org
Interact with One Drop on Facebook and Twitter at @onedrop, or on Instagram @1dropwater