A Church Built on Poker

Written by:
Ace King
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Two weeks ago a story ran on how a New York City Police Department officer had won a substantial amount of money playing online poker.  Last week, everyone was talking about a poker playing priest who is using his huge winnings to help rebuild the South Carolina church he presides over.

With more than $4 million raised already to help expand St. Michael's Catholic Church in Garden City, Father Andrew Trapp added his $1 million won at PokerStars.com.

One parishioner told a local newspaper "Our church family has grown. We're sitting at over 3,400 families." Trapp told the news outlet that his six-figure payday would go a long way: "$100,000 will be a huge help... [The money will go for] a couple of beautiful stained glass windows, antique stained glass windows... It's going to take some time and a lot more sacrifice. Hopefully sometime in the next couple of years, we'll finish raising that money."

The church needed the funding to help support its huge growth over the past few years.

PokerStars was founded in Israel, one of the holiest regions in the world.

The moral to this story is that God loves online poker players.  Find approved online poker rooms here

Ace King, Gambling911.com 


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