Recently Calvin Ayre challenged the iGaming industry to reach into their pockets for Haiti with a pledge to match any donations up to $1,000,000.
Following the biggest week of conferences, awards and parties for the iGaming industry in London (Jan 25th â€“ 30th) which included ICE, The Betting Show, The International Gaming Awards (IGA), the iGB Affiliate Awards and Lyceum Media’s Fire & Ice Party, donations for Haiti have been coming in thick and fastâ€¦and the total will be matched by The Calvin Ayre Foundation.
It is no surprise that the biggest donator was from those both at, and watching, the iGB Affiliate Awards â€“ the first industry event to be live-streamed on the internet at CalvinAyre.com. Given the global audience the awards received, with people watching from 16 different countries and a total unique audience of 1,834 people, the night raised Â£32,500 which will be equally matched. TOTAL Â£65,000
On Monday 25th January the IGA raised a further Â£16,600 for Leukemia which will be matched and also dispatched to Oxfam UK’s Haiti Fund. But that’s not all from their members; the IGA year round contribution to their online site was a further Â£12,800. TOTAL Â£42,200
Casinomeister.com also merit a special mention as they raised a fantastic Â£16,000 from all their clients and customers. TOTAL Â£32,000
Other iGaming industry contributors to date include:
GMX.net, KLS Betting, Top Affiliate Publishing ltd, EvolutionGaming.com, ClickBoss.co.uk & Simon Collins. TOTAL Â£16,116
The grand total including The Calvin Ayre Foundation match raised to date is now at: Â£155,316 but surely we’re not finished yet?
Calvin Ayre commented: “Its a great start but when Haiti starts to fall off the front pages is when they really need help the most â€“ the country needs a total rebuild and so it’s a problem that will take years and years to heal. We all know the gaming industry is a profitable one so let’s give a little back and if that’s not an incentive then surely costing me $1,000,000 is!”
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