Events

Our next All-In For Autism Charity Poker Tournament is on Sunday, October 2.

We have a new location for our charity event. It’s a BIGGER VENUE with MORE SEATING. Moving forward, we will be hosting a charity poker tournament every April and October.

Our gratitude goes out to NCG Hotels – North Central Group for allowing ARF to host these events at your property.

Our poker tournaments will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North – Happy Valley located at 2029 W Whispering Wind Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85086 (I-17 and Happy Valley Road exit).

All-In For Autism FAQs

Costs

What happens with my donations for the event?

All proceeds from the All-In For Autism Charity Poker Tournament will benefit the Autism Resource Foundation (ARF). ARF is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2007. ARF helps special needs families navigate the unique challenges of “life on the spectrum” by providing helpful information and programs/services at NO COST (including FREE tablets) to enrich the lives of families in the autism community.

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Are my contributions to this event tax-deductible?

Yes, all contributions to our 501c3 non-profit group are considered charitable donations.

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What is the cost to participate in the charity poker tournament?

There is a $40 donation to play that includes FREE pizza at the event and a swag/tote bag with event apparel and gifts.

You can attain a maximum of three (3) add-ons BEFORE the start of the tournament. The donation/cost is $10 for 5,000 chips. You must still be active in the tournament to purchase any add-ons.

There will be a special one-time Bonus Add-On during the first break. The Bonus Add-On has a donation/cost of $10 for 10,000 chips and is available to all participants, regardless of whether they previously attained add-ons.

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Can I register online for the event?

Yes, you can register online (REGISTER FOR OUR CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT).

It is highly recommended that you register online. Our last charity poker tournament SOLD OUT and we will NOT have a wait list. You can purchase your add-ons during your online registration.

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Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes, you can donate/pay with a credit card both online and at the event.

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Are add-ons available?

Yes, you can attain a maximum of three (3) add-ons BEFORE the start of the tournament. The add-on donation/cost is $10 for 5,000 chips (per add-on).

There will be a special one-time Bonus Add-On during the first break. The Bonus Add-On has a donation/cost of $10 for 10,000 chips and is available to all participants, regardless of whether they previously attained add-ons.

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Are re-buys available?

Yes, you can re-buy into the event BEFORE the first break (must have 500 chips or less). Re-buys receive the full starting chip stack (13,000 chips) with a donation/cost of $40.

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TOURNAMENT PLAY

Where is the charity poker tournament located?

The All-In For Autism Charity Poker Tournament has a NEW LOCATION. It’s a BIGGER VENUE with MORE SEATING. Moving forward, we will be hosting a charity poker tournament every April and October.

Our gratitude goes out to NCG Hotels – North Central Group for allowing ARF to host these events at your property.

Our charity poker tournament will be played at the Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North – Happy Vallye. The address is 2029 W Whispering Wind Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85086. The hotel is at The Shops at Norterra located off the  I-17 freeway and Happy Valley Road exit).

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When does registration start?

Registration starts and food is served at noon (12:00 pm).

We recommend that you guarantee your seat and avoid the long lines by registering and attaining your add-ons online. There will be NO wait list.

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When does the tournament start?

The tournament starts at 2:00 pm.

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Can I arrive late for the tournament?

You can arrive up to 60 minutes after the start of the tournament.

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What type of poker is played?

We will be playing No-Limit Texas Hold‘em poker.

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What is the starting chip stack?

Each participant starts with 13,000 chips.

Participants can attain a maximum of three (3) add-ons BEFORE the start of the tournament. The donation/cost is $10 for 5,000 chips (per add-on).

Re-buys are also available BEFORE the first break (full chip stack of 13,000 – must have 500 chips or less).

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How long are the blinds?

The blinds are 20 minutes long for the entire tournament.

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What is the blind structure (Small blind/Big Blind)?

100/200, 200/400, 300/600, 400/800 (First Break – Chip Up)
500/1,000, 1,000/2,000, 2,000/4,000, 3,000/6,000, 4,000/8,000 (Break – Chip Up)
5,000/10,000, 10,000/20,000, 20,000/40,000, 30,000/60,000, 40,000/80,000 (Break – Chip Up)
50,000/100,000, 60,000/120,000, 70,000/140,000, 80,000/160,000, 90,000/180,000 (Break – Chip Up)

The remaining blinds will be announced by Tournament Directors.

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How long does the tournament last?

The tournament play is expected to last 3-5 hours.

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What happens if a card is exposed in the deal?

If the exposed card is for either of the players in the small blind or big blind. The hand is declared a miss deal. The cards are reshuffled and dealt again.

If the exposed card is for any other player outside of the small blind or big blind. The dealer will hold the exposed card. The dealer will skip the player with the exposed card and continue to deal the remaining cards. The player with the exposed card will receive the final card. The exposed card will be the burn card for the hand.

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What happens if there is a dispute in play?

Play is stopped at the table until the Tournament Director arrives. The Tournament Director has the final determination in all matters.

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PRIZES

What prizes will be awarded?

ARF will also be awarding a seats to the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) – Colossus No-Limit Hold’em Flight Tournament.

This is a prestigious 4-day bracelet event has yet to be scheduled by the WSOP .

The previous winner of this WSOP bracelet event won $1,000,000 in prize money.

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How many WSOP event seats will be awarded?

ARF will be awarding a seat to the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) – Colossus No-Limit Hold’em Flight Tournament for every 40 donating participants.

At our last charity poker tournament, ARF awarded four (4) seats to the WSOP.

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Do I have to take the seat to the World Series of Poker?

No, the winners can each opt to receive a cash prize in place of the seat to the WSOP event.

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