Charity Wins With Strip Poker - Tuesday 8th of August 2006

DUBLIN, Ireland – Bookmaker Paddy Power has pledged to double the GBP10,000 first prizein its forthcoming World Strip Poker Championship if the event is won bysomeone donating their winnings to charity. This would mean a whoppingGBP20,000 payday for the winning charitable organisation.

The event, being held at the Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London onSaturday 19 August, is an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for thelargest ever strip poker tournament.

Interest in taking part in the event has been so strong, withapplicants across 15 countries, that the organiser is now looking to expandthe event. A large percentage of those playing are doing so to raise fundsfor their favourite charities.

Spokesman Paddy Power said, "We don't want to disappoint anyone whowants to play and we've had a lot of interest from people willing to donatetheir winnings to charity so we thought we'd super-size the event andencourage people to cast off their clothes for charity."

Charities or their patrons interested in participating can register atPaddyPower.com/strippoker or contact pressoffice@paddypower.com

The winner of the event will also win a package worth approximatelyGBP3,000 to play in the Paddy Power Irish Poker Open, Dublin over Easterweekend 2007 where they will get a shot at the GBP1 million plus prizepool.

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