It seems that 2016 was over in the blink of an eye, and before we know it 2017 will be coming to a close, but before we get into the swing of things for the year, I wanted to take a minute to review the year 2016 for Poker Deluxe.
2016 was another successful year for Poker Deluxe, helping raise $223,825 for local sporting clubs, charities, and organisations. Events were held across all major cities in Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.
Throughout 2016, Poker Deluxe held 102 fundraising event with an average profit of $2,186 for each event. Over 5000 players attended Poker Deluxe fundraisers in 2016 and 2017 is shaping up to be just as busy!
A lot of people want to know why 2016 was such a busy year for Poker Deluxe, and the answer is simple. It’s an easy, hassle free, minimal risk way to raise money for your local club or organisation and it’s also a great social event.
Poker Deluxe takes the stress out of organising your fundraiser. All you have to do is be confident that 50 people will attend up and sell the tickets that are provided, and Poker Deluxe will do the rest all whilst guaranteeing a minimum of $1000 profit. They do everything, from organising and sending you promotional material for your fundraiser (posters, invitations, tickets) to providing over $2000 worth of prizes on the night. They bring everything along on the night (except chairs) to run the event including tables, chips, cards, tournament software and professional hosts to coordinate the night.
The reason Poker Deluxe can raise so much for clubs and organisations is that players can buy more chips at any time in the first hour and 15 minutes of the tournament and 100% of those rebuys, every single dollar, goes directly back to the club. So if there’s 50 players and they rebuy on average $40 worth of extra chips, that’s $2000 straight back to club. That’s the reason Poker Deluxe can guarantee a minimum of $1000 profit. Because usually it’s much more than this.
Once the rebuy period is over it’s a normal knockout tournament and once players lose their chips they’re eliminated from the tournament. Eventually there will be 9 players left at which point they are moved onto a final table with a professional dealer and play down until there is one player left who is crowned the winner.
The nights normally last around 3-3.5 hours and are always great fun. Everyone has a blast, there are some fantastic prizes to be won and most importantly, plenty of money is raised for the club or organisation!