Playtech Sends Mission to Sri Lanka

Playtech and its licensed companies have publicized that together they will supporting a large humanitarian relief mission to send $1.8 million in medical supplies to victims of the tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka.

The mission is being prepared by Knightsbridge International, a non-governmental organization, in union with other non-governmental organizations. For about a month,  Knightsbridge has been sending desperately needed medical supplies, medical personnel and food to the stricken area. Playtech and its licensed companies will pay for one of these undertakings. The mission includes a fully-loaded 747 jet airplane designed for operations of relief.

Knightsbridge International, co-founded and chaired by philanthropist Sir Edward Artis, supplies humanitarian help and disaster relief worldwide.

The medical supplies being sent by the relief mission will help over 10,000 people for more than a year. When the aid arrives, it will be distributed through a huge, highly organized association of local centers. Volunteers are said to include heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Cincinnati Reds owner Carl Lindner.

Back on January 3rd, Knightsbridge International quickly sent a team of three people on a 14 day relief mission to India, Sri Lanka and Sumatra.

For the Inside Edge Awards 2005, PokerRoom.com won the prominent prize of Best Online Poker Site.

Inside Edge magazine surveyed its readers for the awards through two separate voting rounds and the sites included in the category were judged on three topics –  their ease of use, speed of pay-out, variety of games and tournaments.

Inside Edge says that it asked its voters/readers to tell them how they ranked and rated their online poker sites in the three different areas. The top scorer was PokerRoom.com.

PokerRoom.com is said to be excited and proud to have been chosen in this way.

After hearing of the win, PokerRoom.com was so happy with the award that they donated over £10,000 to the charity auction in aid of SPARKS.