Olympic Casino raised almost EEK 42,000 to support the motor-cycle racer Marko Rohtlaan

Posted on 25.03.2004

Olympic Casino held a charity motor-cycle party at Reval Park Hotel&Casino on March 19. EEK 41,830 were raised during the charity party. Olympic Casino will donate the amount to Marko Rohtlaan, a young and talented motor-cycle racer.

According to Estonian Motoring Association Secretary General Arno Sillat the raised charity amount clearly indicates the goodwill of people to support promising projects. “Our racers do not participate in World Championship races every year. Mati Reinup was the last Estonian to participate in World Championship 30 years ago,” he added.

“The main portion of the amount - app. EEK 40,000 - was raised with our charity jackpot, that collected money from all stakes made at the slot-machines of Olympic Casino in one month,” said Marketing Director of Olympic Casino Marje Braunbrück. The rest of the amount i.e. app. EEK 2000 were raised with charity lottery and roulette, that proved very popular among the participants of the party. As Marko Rohtlaan is at a training camp in Spain at the moment, the legendary Estonian motor-cycle racer Endel Kiisa came to receive the cheque for him. Kiisa is the most successful Estonian racer and took curves in motor-cycle World Championship races 35 years ago.

Throttle was pressed by the sponsors of Olympic Casino motor-cycle party - Saku Rock and Jim Beam, awarding many topical games held at the casino which included also a cross-casino race with a radio-controlled car. The best cross-casino racer was awarded a video-cassette with a cult movie of Estonian motor racers “Vallatud kurvid”. The crew was entertained by a legendary heavy metal iron-man Gunnar Graps, who performed songs from his latest album together with his well-known hits; the night was hosted by Kirsti Timmer, dressed up as a motor-cycle Amazon.

Motor-cycle racer Marko Rohtlaan has signed a contract with an English team Phase One Junior in order to participate in enduro World Championship races. About 50 teams will participate in the enduro World Championship and one race, where three racers belonging to a team take turns to drive, may last for as long a 24 hours. Rohtlaan was the first Estonian to score at the European Championship last year.

Public limited company Olympic Casino Group that was founded in 1993 is the largest organiser of gambling in the Baltic region with fourteen gambling halls in Estonia, four in Lithuania and one in Latvia. Olympic Casino Group AS employs over 400 people in Estonia. Company’s work organisation is corresponding to the requirements of the international quality standard ISO 9001. Olympic Casino is also the official sponsor of Estonian Olympic Committee.

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