Gaming community boosts Haiti appeal

The iGaming Business Affiliate awards proved to be much more than an evening honouring the big success stories in the industry. The movers and shakers present got the chance to show their charitable sides and delivered with some massive donations to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The awards raised a very impressive £65,000, a figure that was matched by the Calvin Ayre foundation, taking the total to £130,000. The donation will go to Oxfam, which is spearheading the relief effort on the Caribbean island.

The money will be used to fly out water, sanitation, health and shelter equipment from Oxfam’s emergency warehouse in Oxfordshire. Oxfam will also use the cash to employ people to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions by removing rubble, clearing market spaces, helping to dig latrines.

Bodog founder Calvin Ayre has challenged the gaming industry to raise $1m for the Haiti relief effort and the iGaming Business Affiliate Awards has gone a good way to achieving that target.


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