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Online Gambling site Helps Katrina Survivors.

7/9/2006
One year has passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, which is still in a state of ruin with areas deserted and barren. Half of the city’s residents have not returned and many more never will. This is in combination with severed tourism, a high suicide rate, and a ruined financial position. Online poker auction site, ThePokerAttic.com, has dedicated itself to the effort of helping New Orleans recover its culture, citizens, tourists, and the soul for which it is so famous.

Paradigm Poker Consultants' founder and President Steve Morrow, a former World Series of Poker Tournament Director, former Poker Room Manager for PokerStars.com, and a Katrina survivor will manage ThePokerAttic.com. All proceeds from anything sold on the site will go to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund. Morrow started the auction site with some of his own poker memorabilia, including his never-worn PokerStars' Poker Room Manager's leather-sleeved Letterman's Jacket with a starting bid of $1 with no reserve.

There is no fee to register or bid on items at ThePokerAttic.com and Sellers on the site will be able to read the free e-book, that will explain, step-by-step, how to grow their business, and ‘own’ their business (and their customers), rather than just being ‘de facto’ employees of the auction sites.

While ThePokerAttic.com is focussed on poker, there are few restrictions on the nature of items sold on the site and any registered member can suggest a new category for items they would like to sell. With proceeds going to help survivors of the hurricane, this is a worthy proponent in an industry that is not short of money.

Stephen Holder.
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