Raise Money for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

On April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake took the lives of thousands of people in Nepal, leaving thousands more homeless and forced to pick up the pieces. The devastation, which included the loss of many historical monuments, reached across the country, and even struck those climbing Mount Everest. To give much-needed assistance to those who have lost their homes and livelihood, PokerStars, through its corporate giving programme ‘Helping Hands’, has once again partnered with global relief charity CARE International.

CARE immediately had teams on the ground, but urgently needs our support to reach the most vulnerable families. Their immediate priorities are delivering shelter, water and food, and their initial response aims to reach 100,000 people with lifesaving aid. You can help to deliver it.  

  • $5 provides a family with emergency food for one day
  • $10 provides a family with clean drinking water
  • $225 provides emergency shelter for a family

PokerStars players can make donations to the CARE International relief effort via the game software, and PokerStars will match the total amount raised. Thus for every $1 donated via the game software, PokerStars will send CARE International $2. All the money will be passed on to CARE International, and will make a difference in the affected areas. All contributions are welcome!

Make Your Donation via a Dummy Tournament

You can make your donation by registering for special dummy tournaments in the PokerStars lobby under the ‘Tournaments’ tab. Please note that these are not real tournaments; they are simply a way to collect donations. Entering these dummy tournaments does not result in any poker being played. You can also find them by typing ‘Nepal Fund’ into the ‘Find a tournament’ filter.

The dummy tournaments are in the amounts of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,000, €1, €10 and €100, corresponding to the amount you wish to donate. When you register, your buy-in will be added to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. You can donate via multiple dummy tournaments if you wish!

More ways to make your donation


You can also donate to the fund by making a player transfer to the account ‘Nepal Fund’.

To make a player transfer, go to the Cashier in the PokerStars lobby and select ‘Transfer to Player’. Click that button and a dialogue box will appear. Enter the amount and the player ID as ‘Nepal Fund’.  Your specified amount will then be added to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal Fund. If you need any further help with making your donation, please contact support@pokerstars.eu.

VIP Store

Donations are also available via the PokerStars VIP Store, where you can exchange your Frequent Player Points (FPPs) as a donation to CARE. For example, 1,200 FPPs = a $20 donation. Start by going to the Cashier, and selecting ‘VIP Store’ in the VIP Club section. 

Donate via the CARE Website

You can also choose to donate to CARE International directly. CARE International has set up a special ‘PokerStars/Helping Hands Appeal’ page, which you can visit here. There you’ll find information about how your donations will support relief efforts in Nepal, plus a quick and easy donation form. Please note that contributions made directly to CARE by this method may not be matched by PokerStars.


Thank you in advance for your support of this important cause.

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