This week it was revealed that the PokerStars Corporate Giving Program Helping Hands has partnered with the Autism Speaks New Jersey chapter, and will work to provide awareness of autism throughout the world.
The partnership will see PokerStars promoting Autism Awareness throughout the month of April and beyond. The company participated thus far by taking part in the Light It Up Blue campaign, which saw groups shining blue lights to the sky. PokerStars turned their trademark red spade blue for the day. Autism is a developmental disorder that is present in 1 out of 68 people. The biggest concern of children with Autism is being made fun of by others, and it is hoped that making others aware of the disorder will help cut down on the bullying.
In other PokerStars news, it was reported that parent company Amaya Gaming has been granted an extension to its gaming license in New Jersey for another six months, coming just after the company's PokerStars and Full Tilt products launched in the Garden State. Amaya's betting services went live on March 21st, and PokerStarsNJ has quickly become the state's most popular online poker room. Thus far the company is leading the way in terms of cash game numbers, and almost all of the company's poker tournaments have hit their prize guarantees.