Poker Player Donates Tournament Winnings To Sandy Hook Families

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Poker player Greg Jansen showed the world that he has a heart of gold after finishing fifth in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller Tournament, donating his $286,000 in winnings to the families of the Sandy Hook Massacre.

By day Jansen is an Executive of the hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associated and got the $100,000 tournament buy in from a colleague, who gifted it to him for his birthday.

Jansen pledged his winnings to the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre in Newtown, Connecticut in which a lone gunman killed 27 people, 20 of them children.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.