Since REG was founded in 2014, we’ve raised over $2.5 million for highly effective charities, received the Charitable Initiative Of The Year Award, and had our work featured over 250 times. We couldn’t have done this without the support and dedication of our co-founders, ambassadors, collaborators, and pledgers. In recognition of their tremendous impact, we’re showcasing our most prominent shared accomplishments.
European Poker Awards: Charitable Initiative Of The Year
In 2014 REG was voted Charitable Initiative Of The Year at the European Poker Awards.Learn more
WSOP Bracelet Auction
Date: July 2017
Result: Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov (REG co-founders) put up an extra WSOP 2017 $10,000 Tag Team Bracelet for auction on eBay with all proceeds going to benefit REG recommended charities. The 10-day auction ended with a winning bid of $10,200 USD.
PokerStars SCOOP Rake
Date: May 2017
Result: PokerStars partnered with REG for SCOOP 2017 and donated the rake from Event 15-H - $25,000 NLHE and matched up to $50,000. In total, PokerStars donated $109,375.
888Poker XL Series
Date: May 2017
Result: 888poker donated all of its fees ($50,400) from the Chip-In events of the XL Inferno Championships to alleviate global poverty.
Dan Smith’s 2016 Donation Drive
Date: December 2016
Result: Dan Smith organised a donation drive and was joined by Martin Crowley, Tom Crowley and an anonymous donor to raise $1.7 million for effective charities.
Double your Impact: Dimi and Dan Shak’s Matching Challenge
Date: November 2016
Result: Dimi and Dan Shak ran a matching challenge which raised $70,000 in unrestricted donations.
Roman’s Charity Marathon for a Better World
Date: October 2016 (ongoing)
Result: Roman Romanovsky is running a charity marathon and aims to make a $600,000 profit from which he’ll donate $400,000.
Matching Challenge with Tom Crowley and Max Steinberg
Date: October 2015
Result: Tom Crowley and Max Steinberg ran a matching challenge which raised a total of $150,000.
REG Summer Charity Festival at King’s Casino
Date: August 2015
Result: King’s Casino collaborated with us for a Summer Charity Festival which raised over $80,000.
Date: July 2015
Results: #RunGoodDoGood was a matching challenge run by Igor Kurganov, Max Altergott and Andrew Barber after the World Series of Poker which raised $100,000.
Phil and Igor’s Matching Challenge
Date: February 2014
Results: Phil Gruissem and Igor Kurganov ran a matching challenge which raised $148,736 in total; $59,858 for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative and $88,878 for the Effective Altruism Foundation.