A few weeks ago, one of the pioneers and well repected members of the online gaming affiliate industry tragically passed away.
Allan “The Captain” Leonard who owned OnlineCasinoMagic.com (among other web sites) had been an affiliate since the early days of online casinos and online poker. The Captain consistently maintained high quality websites and stood up for player rights and was also always available to help new affiliates with advice, questions and help in any way he could.
The past eight years had taken a tremendous toll on Allan, he lost one of his daughters in an auto accident, both of his parents, and a life long friend. His wife developed COPD and is currently on a waiting list for a lung transplant. The added pressure of his wife, Patty, becoming very ill and the financial downturn in online gaming also took their toll. It was all just too much for him.
Allan left behind his oldest daughter and his wife that he was married to for 30 years. The family must now cope with the expenses and growing medical bills as Patty continues to fight for her life. Her struggle now has been increased due to the emotional grief of losing the love of her life.
A special fund has been set up to assist Allan’s family and to date we have raised in excess of $12,000 USD. If everyone would make a small contribution to the fund we could grow it even more. Many online casino and poker affiliate programs as well as individuals and affiliates have already contributed to grow the fund to the level it is now.
If you could help with a donation of any size it would be greatly appreciated.
Bodog Poker is hosting a special charity tournament on Sunday August 29th at 8:05 pm ET. Bodog Poker will match the total contributions dollar for dollar and they have also added $250 in tournament credits to the prize pool for the players.
The buy in is a low $1.00 + $10 with 1.00 going to the prizepool and $10 going to the fund. From the $10 from each player in the game, Bodog will match the total amount doubling the contribution to go to the family. If you are able to play, please do and help a wonderful family during their time dealing with this tragic loss.
Here are the details of the tournament:
Where: Bodog Poker
Name: Allan Leonard Memorial Tournament
Date: Sunday August 29, 2010
Time: 8:05 ET
Type: NL Holdem
Buy in: 1.00 + 10.00
Prize: Buy ins plus $250 in tournament credits added
Password: None needed
Software: Click here to sign up to Bodog Poker
Thank you in advance for any contributions and to those that play in the tournament.
In closing, J. Todd of the APCW produced a tribute video remembering Allan Leonard. Here is the video: