The Donation Based Initiative from Global Poker, Poker Central and RunGood, Will Stream Poker Games With Notable Players - Proceeds to Benefit Freelance Poker Media Affected by COVID-19

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 23, 2020) Poker Central, Global Poker and RunGood today announced that their new charitable initiative, “Keep The Lights On,” will launch on Monday, April 27th, 2020. “Keep The Lights On” will stream a series of poker games played with notable poker personalities Jamie Kerstetter, Jeff Platt, and Brian ‘TheGoldenBlazer’ Frenzel as they play to raise money for a newly established fund to support freelance poker media who are being adversely affected by COVID-19. Donations will be made in the form of pledges collected through Pledges will be collected based on the number of cashes each streamer makes, and all streamers will play in ten tournaments a day.

“Keep The Lights On” will stream according to the below schedule:

Week One:

Week Two:

Week 3:

Monday (April 27th) PokerGO Streamer Jeff Platt

Monday (May 4th) RunGood Streamer Jamie Kerstteter

Monday (May 11th) Global Poker streamer Brian Frenzel

Wednesday (April 29th) RunGood Jamie Kerstteter

Wednesday (May 6th) Global Poker Streamer Brian Frenzel

Wednesday (May 13th) PokerGO Streamer Jeff Platt

Friday (May 1st) Global Poker streamer Brian Frenzel

Friday (May 8th) PokerGO Streamer Jeff Platt

Friday (May 15th) RunGood Streamer Jamie Kerstetter

May 20th - Keep The Lights On ProAM Qualifier

The action begins with Jeff Platt, the selected PokerGO Champion, who will be streaming on Monday April 27 at 5pm ET on PokerGO’s Facebook page.

“Poker Central is built on celebrating and elevating every single aspect of the game of poker, and in order to do that, we rely on the poker industry media to keep us all informed and tell the impactful stories that shape our industry,”  said J.R. McCabe, Chief Business Officer of Poker Central. “Our goal with this fund is to provide as much support as possible to those who have tirelessly supported when Las Vegas and the rest of the poker world was shining bright.”

Helping to shape the start of the initiative was VP of Media Hayley Hochstetler and President Tana Karn of RunGoodGear, “To the freelance media who are there when cards are in the air, counting chips on break, and typing up seating charts as last call is announced. The industry needs you to keep telling poker’s story when this is all over. This fund is to let you know we see you, and you won’t be left in the dark.”

“Giving back to those who cover our industry and keep poker thriving is essential in our eyes, which is why we are happy to provide the platform to this initiative” said David Lyons, GM of Global Poker, “Our hope is to use our poker room and our voice in the poker community to get players and fans interested in this series, and get donations to those who need it.” 

In addition to the “Keep the Lights On” initiative, all proceeds from Poker Central’s limited edition “Keep The Lights On” hoodie in their PokerGO shop will be allocated to this fund. For more information regarding “Keep The Lights On,” please follow Poker Central and RunGood on social media.

About PokerCentral®

Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events around the world via PokerGO, its direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service, as well as through network television distribution. PokerGO delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and U.S. Poker Open, along with The World Series of Poker and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit and

About Global Poker

Global Poker is a social online poker room and is free to play with over 1 million players. No purchase is necessary to enjoy their diverse range of poker games and sweepstakes. Every month Global Poker awards millions in cash and other prizes to US players!

About RunGood is poker’s premier online store for apparel. Their mission is to provide poker players with stylish and comfortable clothing for their daily grind on and off the felt. launched during the 2012 World Series of Poker and was featured at the WSOP Main Event Final Table. In conjunction with the clothing, RunGood hosts a traveling poker series up and down the United States awarding over five million dollars in prize money each year. Over the years the company has earned a strong following among tournament grinders and has been seen on, ESPN, FOX Sports Net, CBS Sports, the WPT, and the WSOP.