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Pragmatic Play donates €100,000 to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Pragmatic Play donates €100,000 to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal
Charlie Vogelsang
by Charlie Vogelsang Last updated:

The money will go towards aiding those affected

On the 6th of February 2023, an earthquake struck southern and central Turkey as well as northern and western Syria. It was a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which was followed by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake just nine hours later.

This horrific event caused widespread damage with tens of thousands of fatalities. The Turkey Red Crescent launched a crisis response across the affected area mobilising staff and volunteers to assist with rescue efforts providing blankets, tents and emergency kitchens.

Pragmatic Play, one of the biggest iGaming companies out there with online slots and bingo, decided to donate €100,000 to the British Red Cross (Gibraltar) in support of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) which contains organisations such as the British Red Cross.

Over 45,000 casualties

At the time of writing more than 45,000 people are estimated to have died with a further 100,000 injured in this earthquake. There are further reports that 5 million people in the country are at risk or have been affected by these earthquakes.

The donation from Pragmatic Play will go towards continuing these aid efforts through the provision of emergency medical treatment, shelter, food, winter kits and warm blankets. Pragmatic Play continues to set a high standard for the iGaming industry with countless charitable donations with this disaster - just like the company did with the Ukraine Appeal.

Pragmatic Play stands in solidarity

Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, said: “What has happened in Turkey and Syria is truly devastating. Pragmatic Play stands in solidarity with all those affected, and we are proud to support the British Red Cross (Gibraltar Branch) and their contribution to humanitarian efforts in the region.”

He added: “We urge everyone to donate what they can to ensure that urgent aid continues to be delivered at this time of exceptional need.”

Cdr Edward L Davies RN, Chairman of the British Red Cross Gibraltar Branch, said: “We are thankful to have received such a generous donation from Pragmatic Play which will go towards the continuous efforts of the Red Cross Movement in providing emergency medical attention and other much-needed services to earthquake-hit areas in Türkiye and Syria.”

He concluded: “With our vital work still ongoing, we welcome any other donations which can be made through the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal website.”

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Charlie Vogelsang
by Charlie Vogelsang Last updated:

For Charlie, it’s all about flashy slots with unique mechanics and crazy themes. Her slot experience began with Dead or Alive II, but the first slot that really caught her eye was Moon Princess and it fuelled her passion for playing online slots. Since then, she’s been determined to find the latest and greatest slots from across the world.