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Charles Barkley hitting the poker tables, gambling for charity

Charles Barkley hitting the poker tables, gambling for charity Not to long ago former NBA star Charles Barkley was sought after by the casinos to settle a gambling debt, resulting in a pledge to avoid gambling for a few years. But Barkley will be hitting the poker tables on July 2nd to play in a celebrity poker tournament at the 2008 World Series of Poker. The event which led to a broken promise is called "Ante Up for Africa" and aims to raise money and awareness for the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. The buy-in is $5,000 and all players participating in the poker tourney are asked to donate a minimum of 50% of their future winning. Last year the final two players agreed to donate all of their poker winnings to the charity, about $350,000, which raised the total collected for charity to half a million. A reminder to the millions who didn't have the chance to play at the 2008 World Series of Poker - the online sportsbook BodogSport is offering various betting odds on the outcome.

  Published on 06/20/2008

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