In the wake of one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Japan – actually, one of the worst natural disasters in the whole world – many are wondering what they can do to help. Thousands are dead or missing due to a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a massive tsunami and, just to top it off, concerns of a possible nuclear meltdown. Food, water and supplies are short and the people of Japan, despite their surprising calmness and civility, need help.
If you’re sitting at home far from the Land of the Rising Sun, you might be wondering what you can do to help. Aside from prayers, charitable donations are needed and appreciated. You want to be weary of charity-looking scams and anything brand new concocted by a grandstanding celebrity (those celebrity charities are usually inefficient, at best). Websites such as CharityNavigator.org can help direct you to reputable charities providing relief for the people of Japan. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t go wrong with the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders.
After an event like this, everyone wants to help, including online casinos. That is why Jackpot City Casino is holding a charity tournament to benefit Japan. The great thing about the charity is that is requires nothing of you except joining and playing in a slot tournament, which there’s a good chance you enjoy doing anyway. That makes it more accessible and easy, so the hope is that it will generate a lot of interest.
The Japan charity tournament is called “Help Japan.” If you are a member of Jackpot City Casino and log onto the promotions page, you will find a large Japanese flag and information on the tournament. The slot tournament begins Friday, March 18 and ends on Sunday, March 20. There is no entry fee for the tournament, but once you run out of the initial credits you are given, a re-buy costs $2. At the end of the slot tournament, the top five players will each get 10,000 loyalty points.
That’s not the important part of the tournament, though. This is a charity tournament, so the important part is how it helps Japan. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to a charity organization in Japan. That means each re-buy by each player gives more money to the relief effort. The charity tournament is expected to have a large turnout and can accommodate up to 5,000 players.
The only downside to the tournament is that, because Jackpot City Casino does not accept U.S. players, Americans cannot participate. If you live in the United States and want to help the people of Japan, I suggest finding another good charity. In fact, I encourage that even for those who do participate in the charity slot tournament.
For more information on the Japan charity slot tournament, visit Jackpot City Casino.