On Jan 14th, 2017 the Golden State Warriors and the GSW Warriors Community Foundation hosted the 4th annual GSW Charity Poker Tournament, raising money to support education and youth development to promote thriving students, schools and communities. The glamourous event featured was presented by Joe Lacob, Nicole Curran, Chamath Palihapitiya, Bridgette Lau and hosted by 14 time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, and was held at the St. Regis in downtown San Francisco.
The unique format of the event saw the Golden State Warriors players spread out amongst the poker players, each with a bounty on their seats. Knock out a player, you get his signed jersey on the spot. This unique experience made each table much more exciting with beginners and seasoned poker players gunning for the player sitting at their table.
In 2016, the tournament and live auction raised over a million dollars for the low income youth in the surrounding Oakland Bay Area, and this year’s event did not fail to impress. BBO Poker Tables was lucky enough to be a sponsor and prize partner for the event, with the winner choosing a custom BBO Elite Poker Table which was signed by the Warriors players. The poker logistics of the event was handled by Blue Dog Events, a premier charity poker operator in Northern California.
2016 was a memorable year for BBO filled with exciting events and many new opportunities. For example, in Q2, we launched our first ever game table (with drawers) The Levity, and during the holidays our highly anticipated LED round poker table, The Ginza, named after the bright and beautiful high end business district in Tokyo.
Our hard working brand with the motto, “Poker for the People” also got a little bit of fun media coverage when we were featured on the Showcase Showdown for "The Price Is Right" TV show not once, but twice in one year; and our office was buzzing when our Villain themed poker table went slightly viral and racked up over 839K views and nearly 4K shares in the span of a couple weeks.
To let you in on a secret, I’m personally super excited for 2017, because we ended the year working on a transformative charitable poker initiative with 2006 WSOP winner and philanthropist Jamie Gold, which I’m sure many of you will hear about very soon. So as the year draws to a close, and we all take a moment to reflect on the past 365 days and perhaps make resolution for upcoming year, I hope our hard working group of guys and gals at BBO were able to help bring a little fun into your life. Peace and prosperity to you, my friend. George Chao Founder Guy BBO Poker Tables
The holidays are officially in full swing here at BBO! For those of you that went BBO on Black Friday, this holiday season is sure to be filled with a whole lot of fun and games. We would like to take a moment and say “thank you” for being the best customers on the planet! We don’t know what we would do without you! Here is a little behind-the-scenes of what is going on at BBO - we are working very hard to get your orders out!
Our Custom Graphics Lab team is busy getting those awesome graphics printed and sent to our dye sublimation machine. Full steam ahead to our Workshop of Wonders crew!
Give it up for our Workshop of Wonders crew! It takes a LOT of muscle to stretch that exotic vinyl and make sure that it fits like a glove! We truly take pride in our hand-finished process here at BBO.
Your orders, packed and ready to go! There you have it, a little #BTS of what is going on here at BBO! We truly hope that you enjoy your BBO game table as much as we did building it - here’s to many, many years of epic game nights! Happy Holidays! The BBO family :)