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Ante4Autism held their annual charity NL Hold’em tournament last Sunday at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas. Organizers were optimistic that the event would set a new record for donations and it did just that!

The star-studded event drew a record crowd and once again set a new record for donations. It was an awesome night of poker that raised money and awareness.

Event Sets Record with $110,906 in Donations

Last Sunday’s event was $125 buy-in NL tournament with $40 re-buys. In addition to the tournament, a silent auction was held for one of four fabulous vacations. Leggett & Platt Inc. was the presenting sponsor and Symbol Mattresses was the Final Table sponsor.

In all, this event drew a field of 192 players. It took a couple of days to crunch the numbers but Co-Host and Pro Player Karina Jett informed us that the event raised a record total of $110,906.

The final table of this event awarded prizes to all nine players at the final table and they split a prize pool of $10,000. Ultimately, it was Tim Wolf from Maxime Knitting that took down the Grand Champion’s trophy. Maxime Knitting was one of the sponsors of this event.

The proceeds from this event will be split between five charities. They are:

  • Autism Speaks
  • National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio
  • Bike to the Beach
  • Lettuce Work
  • Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada

Date for Next Year’s Event Already Released

If you would like to take part in this event next year, go ahead and mark your calendars for January 28, 2018. That’s the date for the 10th Annual Ante4Autism Charity NL Hold’em tournament.

Over the past nine years, the organization has raised over $400,000 for autism charities and there’s no reason to believe that they won’t surpass $500k in donations after next year’s event.

If you are interested in being a sponsor for next year’s event, make sure to contact Ante4Autism. Founder Doug Krinsky can be reached through their website.

Don’t Want to Wait Until Next Year? Donate Today!

Autism disorders can no longer be ignored as “someone else’s problem.” In the U.S. alone, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with some form of autism. Some of you reading this right now may have a child with autism or know someone that does. As such, some of us don’t want to wait until next year to take action.

At, there is a link where you can make a donation directly to the organization. A secure donation may be made with a credit card. If you would like to learn more about any of the charities that Ante4Austism works with or would like to donate directly, there are links on their homepage for each charity.

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James Guill

James Guill began his poker career in 2006, spending two years traveling the US tournament circuit. Since 2008, he has covered the game extensively for some of the biggest names in the industry. When not writing about the latest poker news, he can be found hunting for antique treasures in Central Virginia.