The Poker League of Nations switches focus from poker to COVID-19
The women’s poker organization is dedicating its time and efforts to stopping the spread of the coronavirus
The biggest women’s poker organization in the world is putting poker aside for a while to change its focus into something more useful, helping the people affected by COVID-19. The Poker League of Nations’ (PLON) efforts usually revolve around attracting more women into playing poker, but, for now, they are giving out basic vital supplies and money during this public health and financial emergency in the Las Vegas area. There are thousands of people in need right now after they were fired from Nevada’s casinos, which have been closed for over a month.
Founder of the organization, Lena Evans, has been working with several local businesses to gather donations of money and food, pizza joints are pitching in giving away free food. Another founding member, Jacqueline Britton, has been donating clothing from her store as a prize for a few online freerolls they are hosting. “As an Ambassador for PLON, I always want to set a good example for leadership and service. During this time, I’m donating prizes and spending my free time contributing to the Las Vegas community. I’m grateful for my continued health, and friends and family, and the always generous poker community,” said Britton.
PLON was founded in 2017 to promote more participation from women in poker around the world to grow open player fields. It is not commonplace for members of the poker community to receive good press, but this is the kind of endeavor that can show the world how good and generous the people who play poker can be.