- Hank Azaria to host Hank's Home Game Series, star-studded poker tournament for charity
Hank Azaria is well-known for his love of poker, and he’s taken to the (metaphorical) felt again with PokerStars to lead a star-filled poker tournament bearing his name for charity.
The tournament, called Hank’s Home Game Series is hosted by PokerStars.net and features six celebrities playing poker against each other to win part of a $50,000 towards a charity of their choice.
This tournament is perfect to whet your poker appetite as the pandemic is still keeping many of us at home, as the games are available to stream, and watch after the fact on YouTube. The first game features Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, Michael Ian Black, Josh Charles and Michael Cera. The best part of the tournament? No charity is ‘left out’ — PokerStars will donate a portion of the $50,000 pot to each charity, depending on the number of chips each play has when the game ends.
“Hank’s Home Game is all about great company and good conversation. Whilst we hope our Home Game will keep everyone entertained, it has also been a chance to continue raising money for charity,” says host Hank Azaria.
“Hank’s Home Game is all about great company and good conversation. Whilst we hope our Home Game will keep everyone entertained, it has also been a chance to continue raising money for charity. I am delighted that I have been able to work with PokerStars.net on this fun series, and I hope people enjoy it much as we enjoyed playing,” says host Hank Azaria.
This isn’t Azaria’s first time participating in PokerStars charity tournament, participating in the Stars CALL for Action tournament in May 2020. Over $1 million was raised and donated to charity, with nearly 100 celebrities gather to play poker for a good cause. The winner was David Costabile, who saw $100,000 donated to his charity of choice, World Central Kitchen.
“Providing entertainment for our community is at the heart of everything we do at PokerStars.net and Hank’s Home Game is a great reflection of this. Our Home Games are a great way for people to connect and compete for free from home. Hank and many of his talented guests’ natural passion for poker has made bringing them together for good causes a real pleasure. We hope it also provides entertainment for viewers at home,” says Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Group Public Relations at PokerStars.net.
Future players you can expect to see playing poker in Hank’s Home Game Series include Jack Black and Amy Schumer.