As everyone who is involved in the world of Poker will know that the Bellagio has always been the host to many major poker events. Following this tradition, the Bellagio is the host of the one hundred dollar buy-in Poker Tour event. This event at the Bellagio has already lured in a decent amount of players. The poker players bought a total of thirty four buy ins. The list of players who bought in to this event included names such as Tom Marchese, Roger Sippl, Daniel Negreanu, Michael Parziale and of course the list included Erik Seidel, the one who won this event last year which had a total sum of 29 participants.
The Prize pool would be distributed as followed. First place will win 1.3 million dollars and 600 POY points. The second place will win 800,000 dollars and 500 points while the third place will win 550,000 dollars and 400 points.
After the 32 players registered, the total prize reached an amazing total of 3.3 million dollars. 1.3 million dollars from this pool will be for the first place winner, and they will also win a total of 600 Player of the year credit points. After one day, Bonomo secured first place. Bonomo is ranked in the 52nd spot in the POY race, if he wins in this event; he could easily be elevated to the 20th spot.