Sports and poker. Poker and sports. While the “Is poker a sport?” debate is an endless endeavor with no true answer in sight, Poker Central is blending the two together. At the start of each week, the “Monday Merge” fuses sports and poker, drawing loose comparisons, and even looser transitions, between the only two things we really care about.
In completely unrelated news, which is also far more important than a boxing match, NFL star JJ Watt is doing his part to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The storm hit Texas this weekend and Houston, where Watt plays, has been one of the worst hit areas. Watt donated $100,000 to relief efforts this weekend and Watt is hoping to help raise another half-million dollars to help his community. Charitable efforts are nothing new in the poker world and you can learn more about Watt’s cause here.