Posts Tagged ‘University of North Carolina’

Plug Pulled on NC Charity Tourney
Anti-poker Forces Clearly Opposed to Ending Hunger

by , Mar 8, 2008 | 1:03 pm

It’s usually when a charity tournament starts raising too much money that people try to stop it. And that’s what happened in North Carolina … as what is claimed to be the largest charity tournament in the nation just got canceled. The general counsel for UNC decided that with 1,000 people slated to compete for donated prizes that maybe just maybe the event — Hold’em for Hunger — was legally questionable.

Last year saw a field of more than 500 competing for a top prize of a big-screen TV to raise more than $12,500 for a group called Nourish International.

This anti-poker victory in North Carolina comes as poker-friendly forces in South Carolina appear to be making great strides with a bill in South Carolina that would’ve overturned a 200-year-old law to allow churches to raise charity money via poker got defeated.