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Arminia Bielefeld FC Hosts Charity Poker Night With The Gauselmann Group

Cai Parry
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German third division football club Arminia Bielefeld, along with its official gambling partner – the Gauselmann Group, held a sponsored poker night with a whole host of current and former players.

Representatives of Arminia Bielefeld Football Club of the 3. Liga in Germany, as well as members of its official gambling partner, the Gauselmann Group, took part in a poker event to raise money for charity.

Arminia Bielefeld were in the Bundesliga, the German top flight, as recently as 2022, and have held a long-standing partnership with the Gauselmann Group as their official gambling partner.

The event was named the ‘DSC Casino Night’, and was held at the Gauselmann Group’s very own Merkur Casino Bad Oeynhausen in Germany, where over 90 players took part in the evening.

Mike Ibsch, a representative of statutory health insurance fund BKK Gildemeister Seidensticker was the evening’s overall winner, and received a cheque for €1,905, representing the year that Arminia Bielefeld was founded.

All profits from the event will be donated to Horizontas, which is an organisation that provides grief counselling to children, young adults, and their families.

‘The DSC Casino Night Was A Complete Success’ – Rainer Schutte

Managing Director of Merkur Spielbanken, David Schnabel said: “As a casino operator and close partner of Arminia, we are very pleased to host the ‘DSC Casino Night’ and to welcome so many partners and sponsors.

“This is something very special and underlines the success of our partnership.”

Rainer Schutte, who is the President of the third tier German football side also said: “The ‘DSC Casino Night’ was a complete success – both in terms of organisation and atmosphere.

“A big thank you goes to the Gauselmann Group, which has been a firm partner of ours for many years.”

Bielefeld currently occupy 11th place in the 3. Liga, and suffered back-to-back relegations after dropping down from the top flight during the 2021/22 season.

Cai Parry
Cai Parry

Cai Parry is a sports writer that has experience working for Nottingham Forest FC, Burton Albion FC, and the Football Association of Wales. Since the 2019/20 season, Cai has been an accredited football journalist in the Cymru Premier, creating matchday content for the likes of Y Clwb Pêl-Droed and welshfootie. Cai has also recently graduated from the University of Derby with a degree in Football Journalism (BA Hons).