REG has officially raised $1,000,000 for highly effective charities!

We are very happy to announce that REG has officially raised $1,000,000 from our supporters and directed these funds to highly effective causes. We reached this milestone just before the end of 2015, and with the publication of our latest transparency report, it’s official. How we reached this milestone REG was started by a core […]

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Introducing the REG Tournament Pledge

Would you like to support REG for a specific event? Are you considering signing up, but want to try it out first? Today we are introducing a new form of membership: The Tournament Pledge! The full REG membership entails donating 2% of gross winnings to highly effective organizations. REG members who have pledged and donated […]

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REG Summer Charity Festival at King’s Casino

From August 12th to 17th, the King’s Casino will be host to the first REG Summer Charity Festival. The 200.000 EUR GTD Main Event with a buy-in of only €250 starts on the 13th, and several side events including a €1.100 High Roller Event and a €10.600 Super High Roller will be played on the following […]

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Why We Should Be Worried About Computers Taking Over The World

Lee Davy sits down with Adriano Mannino, Chairman and co-founder or Raising for Effective Giving, to discuss their recent presentation during the World Series of Poker, why more people don’t give to charity, and their interest in the rise of artificial intelligence. When Carnegie Mellon’s computer Claudico took on poker’s finest in a series of […]

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How meta-charity can dominate direct charity

Solid scientific evidence has confirmed that deworming is a best buy in development aid. The direct charities that REG recommends thus either perform deworming interventions or interventions that are comparably cost-effective. Charity cost-effectiveness is measured by the extent of the life-saving/medical, educational, economic and social benefits they provide. An intervention whose cost-effectiveness has been shown to be comparable […]

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Poker’s Effects on Society – Part III

by Lukas Gloor and Adriano Mannino The previous posts in this series have outlined some of the ways poker benefits people. The first post centered on poker’s economic contributions to society, the second one on a comparison between poker and tennis – both activities that can be done as a hobby or professionally. What has […]

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Effective animal charities: How they help solve many global problems at once

Our resources are limited. Efforts aimed at improving the world therefore necessitate cause selection and prioritisation: Which causes am I going to support with my resources? Often people select their causes according to what happens to be closest to their heart or what’s immediately salient. This results in non-conventional but potentially extremely important causes often […]

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Poker’s Effects on Society – Part II

Dan Colman took some flack over the summer for suggesting that poker might be a dark game. But if poker is dark: How dark? And compared to what? How “dark” are similar industries? After a few weeks of research, it looks like the most similar industry to compare poker to is tennis. The poker economy and the tennis economy are both […]

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Poker’s Effects on Society – Part I

Poker is sometimes maligned by opponents for not being a productive pursuit that contributes to society. The argument goes that, if you set aside things like the $5 million raised for charity in this year’s Big One for One Drop, you’re simply left with a bunch of folks playing cards. The argument isn’t really an […]

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Rationality: The science of winning, Part III

This is part III of a series on the importance of rationality and applied rational decision-making (see part I, part II). Why we have biases We have biases because our brain-design dates back to the stone age. Our intuitive decision-making consists of shortcuts, heuristics, that led to successful gene-copying more often than not in our […]

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