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GVC Holdings has announced that its bwin entity has raised €50,000 for the One Drop charity, following the completion of its recent Hazard Series.

The poker series, which was fronted by Belgium and Chelsea footballing star Eden Hazard, saw players invited to “change the game” via participation within the series.

Commenting on his own participation, Hazard stated: “I was excited to be involved in the Hazard Series with bwin. I love poker and the unique mental challenges it poses. More importantly, it’s great that through the Hazard Series, bwin has supported such a vital charity as One Drop.”

Players entered the series through freeroll qualifier tournaments for the UK Poker Millions earlier in the year, with bwin making a donation to One Drop on the player’s behalf for each entry.

Adam Lewis, chief marketing officer at bwin, added: “We are immensely proud to support One Drop and the incredible work they do. With the Hazard Series we created something special for our players who were able to show their support for a fantastic cause, while enjoying the best poker product of any sportsbook in the market.”

One drop works in 14 countries, where it strives to provide life-changing access to safe water and sanitation through its ABC, (access, behaviour, capital) strategy, stressing “the three active components that we use to form a united force when it comes to water for consumption, productive purposes, hygiene and sanitation to help communities reach self-reliance”.

Alexandre Meunier, senior director of special initiatives of One Drop, explained: “Thank you to bwin for supporting our mission to provide safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities around the world.

“Receiving support from an international partner such as bwin brings much needed funds to the sector, and helps to drive awareness of the global water and sanitation crisis.

“Once again the poker community has demonstrated its commitment towards achieving universal and equitable access to safe water for all by 2030.”