bwin Offer’s Poker Players the chance to face off with World Cup star Eden Hazard in Exclusive Charity tournament for One Drop

Jay DossetterNews

2 August 2018

bwin offer’s poker players the chance to face off with World Cup star Eden Hazard in Exclusive Charity Sit & Go tournament for One Drop

Introducing the bwin’s Hazard Series – Change the Game

bwin is delighted to announce the launch of the Hazard Series, its all new poker tournament line-up featuring bwin’s brand ambassador, Belgium World Cup phenomenon, Eden Hazard.

The headline event will offer nine players the incredible opportunity to qualify to sit down in the flesh with Eden and take him on for a £10k prize pool.

Qualification for the ‘Play with Eden’ event is completely free, via weekly Sunday night freeroll tournaments up until 9 September. And what’s more, bwin is also donating €1 for every player that enters a freeroll to our charity partner One Drop, the charity that works in countries around the world, to provide life-changing access to safe water and sanitation. To kick off the campaign, bwin is guaranteeing One Drop a minimum of €50,000, building up to a possible maximum of €200,000, depending on the number of entrants.

Through the Hazard Series players can also win a place to represent Eden on Team Hazard at the UK Millions. Regular tournament buy-ins start at $1 to win a £5,300 seat at the UK Millions main event, featuring a guaranteed prize pool of £5 million.

Commenting on the launch, Eden Hazard said:

“I’m excited to be launching the Hazard Series with bwin. I really enjoy Poker and the unique psychological challenge it offers me. More importantly, it’s great that through the Hazard Series bwin will be supporting such a vital charity as One Drop. Let’s play together and change the game!”

Alexandre Meunier, Senior Director of Special Initiatives of One Drop, said:

“We are delighted that bwin is supporting our mission to provide safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities around the world. Partnering with an international organization such as bwin will bring much needed funds to the sector and will help raise awareness around the global water and sanitation crisis. Once again the poker community shows its commitment towards achieving universal and equitable access to safe water for all by 2030.”

Adam Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer at bwin added:

“We wanted to reinvigorate bwin’s poker offer and with the Hazard Series we have done just that. Eden is quite simply world class and we think we have built a new series that does him justice. It is a great pleasure that, at the same time, we can help support One Drop and the incredible work they do to improve the lives of some of the poorest people in our global community.”

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors: Hazard Series Details

Play with Eden Hazard
To play with Eden Hazard in a live one table SNG with a prize pool over £10K, qualify for free every Sunday from at 20:30 CET from now until 9 September. The winner will walk away with £5,000 in cash.

Play the £5M GTD Millions UK as Team Hazard
Qualify from now until 9 September for The Millions UK and become part of Team Hazard via the Eden Hazard Series by:

  • Regular tournament qualifiers starting from $1 to win a£5,300 seat
  • Check out and play the Eden bwin’s Hazard 10’s to Burn Slots

About bwin
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 250 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 Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is access to water, sanitation and hygiene as a transformative force to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. With the objective of delivering long-term impact and sustainability, we bring into all of our projects a unique Social Art for Behaviour Change approach that aims at engaging communities in taking ownership and embracing adequate behaviours towards water, sanitation and hygiene. This year, One Drop is celebrating 10 years of bringing sustainable access to safe water to people around the world with projects in 13 countries that will reached over 1.3 million beneficiaries. In the past 10 years, 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 @onedrop_all_in, or on Instagram @1dropwater