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bestbet donates $11,500 to United Way of Northeast Florida during poker tournament fundraiser

bestbet, United Way of NE Fla. check presentationOn January 21, bestbet Jacksonville and Availity hosted a charity fundraising poker tournament to benefit the United Way of Northeast Florida. Prior to the event, bestbet donated $11,500 to the United Way in continuation of the organization’s long-standing support of the non-profit.  Invited guests and United Way staff members enjoyed a fun-filled evening of poker, hors d’oeuvres and socializing. Prizes and giveaways were awarded to attendees along with bounty prizes on celebrity players,

Jamie Shelton, President of bestbet, and Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity, this year’s United Way of Northeast Florida campaign chair.

“Our company’s support of the United Way spans over 30 years and we are very proud of all of our employees and their long standing giving and corporate support of the United Way,” said Jamie Shelton, bestbet Jacksonville’s President.

About bestbet Jacksonville: bestbet Jacksonville features two locations in North Florida and is the state’s top poker, simulcast and racing venue. The Jacksonville poker room, the largest in Florida, hosts 80 poker tables at all limits, an expansive simulcast wagering facility, and an array of food-and-beverage service that includes one of the leading sushi bars in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville venue also features new poker games with one, two and three card poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The Orange Park location offers 39 poker tables, live greyhound racing, simulcast wagering, and food-and-beverage service. The poker rooms are open Monday through Friday from 10AM until 4AM and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

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