Bad Beat on Cancer News
Thank You! With the support of hundreds of players, Bad Beat on Cancer raised more than $125,000 at this year’s World Series of Poker ™ to help save lives through cancer prevention research, education and community outreach nationwide. Each year, nearly 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and sadly, over 550,000 will lose their [...]
This past December, the Epic Poker League held a charity tournament to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer. The event was held at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and was hosted by poker pro and Bad Beat on Cancer Co-Founder Phil Gordon. The Epic Poker Charity Tournament brought out 77 charitable [...]
Epic Poker will hold a No-Limit Hold’em charity tournament to benefit Bad Beat on Cancer (BBoC), an initiative of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on December 12, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The $240 buy-in tournament will offer $100 re-buys for the first four levels with an optional $100 add-on opportunity for [...]
I flew to Las Vegas to support the 8th year of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer poker initiative at the World Series of Poker. I was anxious to see our new booth in action, and catch one of the free seminars with the pros. I was delighted to find I’d be sitting [...]
I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer. Isn’t that obvious? Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the [...]
Back in 2003 when Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) at the World Series of Poker®, we had no idea the impact it would have on poker players and cancer prevention. That year, the BBoC initiative hit the jackpot when a little known player by the name of Chris Moneymaker [...]
It’s Wednesday night in New York. What do you do? If you’re Michele and Drew Figdor, you combine your love of entertaining and poker with supporting a good cause. What initially started in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer™ poker tournament hosted [...]
On Day 1b of the main event of the World Series of Poker, the halls outside the playing rooms were literally packed with hundreds of players excited about their chance to win the big money and the coveted bracelet. But the money and bracelet were forgotten when they spotted a group of guys in drag. [...]
No, we’re not very unattractive women in need of electrolysis. We’re dressing in drag to play poker and support Bad Beat on Cancer during the World Series of Poker (WSOP.) Okay, and maybe it’s because we like to wear ladies’ clothing just a litte bit. The Bet Seriously, why are we doing this? Rafe lost a game of [...]
Bad Beat on Cancer™ has raised over $3.8 million to help fund cancer prevention research, education and community outreach across the nation ― by playing poker.
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation
Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, advocacy, education and free community outreach programs across the nation.