An outstanding one million dollar buy-in tourney is set to occur at the World Series of Poker in gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas this year. This is considered the highest buy-in tourney ever. It is expected to produce the highest and richest prizes in the history of poker, as it is expected to have almost 12 million as its top prize, and this number can increase if more players decide to join in the tournament. This tournament is called the Big One for One Drop, and it is expected to take place in Las Vegas on the 1st of July.
The officials of the series stated that now there are 30 players who are guaranteed to buy in the tournament, with still more expected to come and join. The calculations have been done, considering only 30 players will join, the first place prize would amount to over twelve million dollars and a platinum bracelet with a special design. This number beats the 12 million that Gold had won after beating almost 9000 people at the 10,000 buy in main event at the no-limit TH`em in 2006. It has also been announced by Seth Palansky, the spokesman of the series that the exciting final table action is going live broadcast on the sports network, ESPN for the whole world to see.
As for the first names to join this tournament, they include the 8 time golden bracelet winner, Erik Seidel. Another participant is a chief executive of a stock trading firm and a private college lender. The 30 players include a mix of professional players and poker sharks that are famous of their amazing talent and poker skills. Others are rich businessmen who don’t have a problem spending 1 million dollars on a poker table. Out of the thirty players, there are only ten pro poker players.
The 30 players who are already confirmed to join in the tournament already paid their 1 million buy in fee. The officials have also announced that they predict to have up to 48 players in this tournament, which would make the total top prize of over eighteen million dollar prize.