Crown Casino Supporting Queensland Flood Relief Appeal at Aussie Millions

Posted at 11:31 2011-01-17

If you've had a chance to take a look at the prize pools and payouts of the Aussie Millions Opening Event, you will notice that every amount has some odd change on the end of it - $220, $120, $70 or $20. Regardless of the exact amount, you may all be wondering why the staff in the Crown Poker Room have created the payouts in this way, instead of the clean payouts tournaments have come to expect.

Well, as most of us are aware, Australia recently suffered a disastrous flood strike in Queensland causing millions of dollars in damage, destroying thousands upon thousands of homes, and unfortunately seeing many lives lost.

Although the worst of the conditions may be behind us, the majority of Queenslanders and their communities have been completely devastated by this natural disaster.

With many people needing their whole lives rebuilt, people from around Australia and the world have been donating both time and money to help Queensland pick themselves up and get back on track once the water decreases to a manageable level.

Consequently, Crown Casino is looking to do their part in the Queensland Flood Relief program and have placed collection tins at eighty locations throughout the Crown complex. From the poker room, retail stores, restaurant and bars, all funds raised in the collection tins will be donated directly to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal fund via the Salvation Army.

Here in the poker room, the hope is that when people cash out during the Aussie Millions, that they will donate the odd change of their payouts (and hopefully more) to the cause - and whatever is collected from all the collection tins around the complex, Crown Casino will match dollar for dollar.

PokerNetwork's own Lynn Gilmartin explains further...

So even if the Queensland floods haven't directly affected you, please help by donating some change or a few big blinds to the cause, and if you can't get down to the Crown Casino during the Aussie Millions, information on how to donate to the Queensland Flood Relief can be found here.

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