Casinomeister's Haiti Relief Fund

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Casinomeister

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Hi all,

This is what we're doing. We are collecting donations here for the Casinomeister's Haiti relief fund:
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Donations are made via Paypal and can be as much as you want as often as you want. $10 minimum.

At the end of next week (while I'm in London no less), we will take these funds and donate them to
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and Calvin Ayre will match these funds up to $ 1 million.

I also have to confirm these donations manually, so don't be alarmed if these don't show up right away. :D

So be generous, and let's try and do what we can to help these people out.
 
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Webzcas

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How and what is a pay pal account and how do i open one up?...........laurie

Paypal is a payment processor which is popular with ebay account users. Like Neteller but more widely accepted :)

Very straightforward to open up a paypal account. Just visit here www.paypal.com and register. You can then add funds to your paypal account much in the same way as with neteller or other online payment processors.
 

Webzcas

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I'll be getting a leaders board going sometime in the next couple of days showing the user name and donation $$ amount.

In the meantime you can view who has had their donation confirmed by clicking on the Quick Links Tab in the menu bar.

Look down and under miscellaneous is a view donations link.

Or alternatively click here: Link Outdated / Removed
 

BodogBecky

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Hi all,

This is what we're doing. We are collecting donations here for the Casinomeister's Haiti relief fund:
Link Outdated / Removed

Donations are made via Paypal and can be as much as you want as often as you want. $10 minimum.

At the end of next week (while I'm in London no less), we will take these funds and donate them to
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
and Calvin Ayre will match these funds up to $ 1 million.

I'll be getting a leaders board going sometime in the next couple of days showing the user name and donation $$ amount. :D

I also have to confirm these donations manually, so don't be alarmed if these don't show up right away. :D

So be generous, and let's try and do what we can to help these people out.

This is AMAZING Bryan, thank you x 10 for helping us to spread the word and for joining the cause. :)

If anyone would like more information, check out
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which explains what the Calvin Ayre Foundation is doing for Haiti.

Becky
 

thelawnet

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Can you take neteller?

Edit: I see neteller are supporting the British Red Cross, rather than Oxfam.
 

Marie2473

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Ive actully made 2 donations through a swedish site already, however I will look into paypal as well!
 

vinylweatherman

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It would be easier if there were more methods available to donate. Insisting on PayPal is quite restrictive.

Easiest of all would be to get casino operators involved, and allow players to donate from their casino/poker accounts into the Casinomeister relief fund. Making it easier to donate will lead to more money being donated, and more quickly.
Since there are bound to be many other methods available, many members may well be using these.

I have some reservations about a leaderboard though, the "whales" could make the minnows appear mean, which might put them off donating altogether.

I do know that Haiti is among the poorest countries on Earth, and past troubles have left their infrastructure in a mess, so there is no question that help is needed, and quickly.
 

Casinomeister

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Hi all,

Thanks for the generous donations coming in. Much appreciated and I know we're making a difference.

The reason I'm using Paypal is because most US members have this (40% of the forum membership), and this is a ready-made plugin that didn't take much time to install.

As for the leaderboard - I don't think anyone looks bad making a donation. Some people have already given elsewhere so they may be strapped. So for the whales making others look bad - I wouldn't think so :D
 

Mousey

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Pardon my blonde moment... all I see under Quick Links/Miscellaneous is the usual 4 links... PMs, Profile, Subscribed Threads and Who's On....

Am i looking in the wrong place or do we not have our donation leaderboard yet?

And thanks for setting this up, Bryan. :thumbsup:
 

Casinomeister

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Pardon my blonde moment... all I see under Quick Links/Miscellaneous is the usual 4 links... PMs, Profile, Subscribed Threads and Who's On....

Am i looking in the wrong place or do we not have our donation leaderboard yet?

And thanks for setting this up, Bryan. :thumbsup:
The leader board won't be up for a couple of days yet. It's 11:50 PM on a Saturday night, and I still have the awards to finish :p
 

GGW Laurie

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Just another thought

I sent out Fan of Oxfam to everyone on my facebook list, it tells also how to donate on their page and gives some great info on just what they do in the world.

If everyone on the forum, who has a facebook account, sent a become a fan of this Org. and sent it out to their friends list, it would prolly generate more money, as alot of our real life friends dont gamble and what a better way to reach these folks and maybe get them to donate also as every little bit we do ,can only help.............laurie
 

sharon030161

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What a fantastic gesture for the people of Haiti, Im on my way to withdraw funds to my Paypal from my bank, It will be early next week before it shows up in my account. Be sure to count on me to make a donation. I will give what I can. :)
 

TOC

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I wish I would have received CM's PM sooner, already donated to the American Red Cross.
 

handkey

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It's really what we have to do right now! I have donated to British Red Cross via neteller this morning. And I'm going to make the donation here again.
 

missmichelle

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What a great idea. I already made my donation to the Red Cross but if I happen to get some more funds I will make another donation.

Michelle
 

NASHVEGAS

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Done a couple days ago elsewhere but a thoughtful gesture by CM et al!:thumbsup:

And guess who else is hard at work. (I swore I used up all Centennial's meds after I finally saw my bill. Glad they still have a few for the relief effort)

VIA TWITTER:
 

silcnlayc

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Bryan,

I just want to let you know that when I went to donate, it popped up in German...everything on the page I was directed to. Knowing I initiated the transaction, I continued through it..(guessing what was printed) and made it through...when it was confirmed it changed to English...Just thought you should know in case others decide not to proceed with the transaction due to it being in a different language in the beginning. Thank you for caring!

Silc

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alabama5150

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CASINO MEISTER GOOD INFO ! about using PAYPAL without a paypal account

Hi.

I have some info that might help anyone who wishes to donate money but doesnt want or cannot open a paypal account. There is a way to pay using paypal without an account.

Just in case someone wishes to donate money thru paypal, but does not have an account, of perhaps has had any issues with paypal in the past.

Anyway there is a way to set up a "pay using paypal" option, that does NOT require a paypal account. There is a check box on the log in page, that allows a person to pay without making an account.

This option should eliminate any issues someone might have when trying to donate and also this would also not require having to enter information other that what is needed for the single transaction at a time for donations.

I have no clue how to arrange this particular feature when setting up a pay using paypal page. I assume its only for "purchases" as opposed to sending money to another party without one.

John Abbotts website Trader Auction Games, has membership fees for certain levels, and I have paid using this option. So I know for a fact it is possible.


There have been many many people with paypal issues over the years , and I know my email address is linked to paypal and is now involved in a class action suit that stemmed from a purchase over 5 years ago. So sending from me is impossible. Also in order to use the option I mentioned it would have to be another email address.

I hope this info may be useful.

Annie

P.S. The kind of person you are really shows here. Its easy to see your sincere efforts and they serve as reminder to all, that a sincere effort can make a difference. xoxoxox
 

vinylweatherman

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There are other factors in play to. Here in the UK we have a tax law called "gift aid", whereby the government add 28% to any donations made by taxpayers to any cause that has a license to operate as a charity here in the UK.
Casinomeister, on the other hand, has had offers to match donations made through the Casinomeister scheme. To maximise the value of any donations, we need to take advantage of the best donation match offer that is available at the time, and it would seem that the first target is to reach the $1M forum target on the progress bar above.

If further operators were to pledge to match donations by their players, even more could be raised.
 
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