Neymar Jr to host Charity Home Game

A good home game is a cherished thing no matter who you are. It's relaxed, it's rake-free, and it's fun. But you know what would make it a little better?

How about if living football legend Neymar Jr hosted the game and invited you to come and hang out with his buddies? That's actually going to happen, folks.

On July 26 at the Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, Neymar Jr will host a star-studded Charity Home Game featuring some big stars, big prizes, and a chance to be on


There are qualifiers running on PokerStars now that will give the winner a seat at the table with the likes of Neymar Jr and some of his friends, including footballers Nenê, Júlio Baptista, Fábio Luciano, & Olympic vollyeball legend Rodrigão. Or, if you don't feel like playing for a seat, you can buy a seat or a whole table at the event.

Among the prizes up for grabs at the Charity Home Game:

- Two trips for two people to watch an FC Barcelona game, including flight & hotel expenses and watching team training.
- 1 full package to BSOP Millions
- 1 hour flight in Neymar Jr's helicopter over the beach area in the Litoral area of São Paulo
- 3 full packages to Andre Akkari's QG poker course
- 2 full packages to the Mojave Sports poker course
- Barbecue at the Neymar Jr Project Institute, including food and soft drinks, and using their football pitch for a friendly game
- 10 Neymar autographed t-shirts for the final table

All proceeds from the game will go to the Neymar Jr. Institute and its social assistance programs that benefit about 2,400 needy kids in Praia Grande (a city in the São Paulo state).

Want to get your seat? Look under Live Events > Americas > BSOP in the PokerStars lobby. There you will find options to buy a seat, play a satellite, or buy a whole table.

Have fun, home gamers.

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Brad Willis
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