Posted: 4th June 2018

The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton has been confirmed to take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from 8pm through to midnight on Tues 10th July.

For 2018, Blazing Griffin (, Games London (  and Keymailer ( have generously offered their support by becoming the tournament’s new sponsors.

To take part in the tournament and guarantee one of 60 player places, please register your £50 donation/buy-in and name on the dedicated event Justgiving Page today at

The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

As always, all levels of players are welcome.

“The GamesAid Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton has raised thousands for a number of children’s charities over the past nine years and is now a regular and much-loved event in the game development industry calendar,” commented Mark Ward, GamesAid Ambassador. ”Without our new sponsors for 2018, Blazing Griffin, Games London and Keymailer, the event wouldn’t be possible, so huge thanks for their generous support. We’re very much looking forward to playing poker and continuing to fundraise for GamesAid at Develop:Brighton again this July.”

GamesAid is a UK-based video games charity which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. It is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a Chair who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually. The charities who get the top number of votes then get an equal share of all the monies raised that year, proving that games and gamers can do great things for others.

For more information about GamesAid and where the money raised from the poker tournament will go, please check out

Develop:Brighton brings together the game development community for three days to learn from each other, share experiences, keep up-to-date, network and do business. 


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