Community poker night for junior sports club

Black Brewing Co manager Sam Oliver will start community poker nights from Thursday, June 22 to raise money for junior sport clubs in the region.
Black Brewing Co manager Sam Oliver will start community poker nights from Thursday, June 22 to raise money for junior sport clubs in the region.

A community poker night to raise money for junior sport clubs has been established by Black Brewing Co manager Sam Oliver.

Mr Oliver had the establishment licensed as a gaming venue for the next five years and will hold their first community poker night on Thursday, June 22 followed by a second event the following week.

“We hope it will be ongoing, the idea is to raise money for junior sporting teams so they can buy new uniforms,” he said.

Doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, with one fifth of the pot going to different sporting clubs and the remainder divided amongst the winners.

Money raised from the first two events will be given to the Dunsborough Junior Hockey Club.

“It is a cool way to donate, for three hours of fun you are giving to a community group and it is quite a responsible way of gaming,” Mr Oliver said.

“Unlike going to the casino where you have the option of pulling out your wallet and going again, it is just one event where you cannot continue to go over.”

Mr Oliver said punters must register to attend the night through ticketeboo.com.au/blackbrewingco, there is a limit of 50 people per night.

“There will be a $25 buy-in or a $100 buy-in, we are hoping the $100 buy-ins will raise $1000 which would buy the teams new uniforms” he said. “We are lucky to live down here - to have the option to play poker in a $17 million estate – not many country towns have that.”