EDIT: These rumors have just be confirmed! :)
Rumors indicate that the WSOP provide set up a special tournament with an entry cost of... $ 1 million!
In conjunction with the "One Drop" (organization launched by Guy Laliberté) body, "The Big One for One Drop" tournament would be played over three days, July 1, 2012. The announcement should take place in a few hours. A bracelet in Platinum should be specially designed for the occasion.
According to the organizers of the WSOP, 15 players have already confirmed their participation. This would be the case of Guy Laliberté, professional players Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan and Patrick Antonius, in addition to the owners of casinos Phil Ruffin (Treasure Island Hotel & Casino) and Bobby Baldwin (MGM Resorts International). Earlier this year, a $ 250,000 tournament took place in the context of the Aussie Millions. 20 participants took part in the event (won by Erik Seidel).
1 million tournament would also be submitted on ESPN. 11% of the entrance fee will go to the body One Drop, while the WSOP will not charge s charge to participate in the tournament.
Call to comment, Phil Ruffin (owner of the Treaasure Island Hotel & Casino) has said: "I do believe that I am level to compete against so many excellent opponents. On the other hand, I think I have an advantage as a billionaire because this million is only a small part of my holdings. "Fact remains that it's still a game of skill: professionals may see us as of the"dead money"... but we will be hard to bluff!"
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (owner of the WSOP series) provide assign two seats; Also, the Société des Casinos du Québec provide also assign an entrance fee. Some businessmen as Andy Beal (48th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine and immortalized in the book of Michael Craig "The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King") provide also be part.
With so many non-professional players, is expected to see many professional players try to sell part of their action in order to finance their entry.
More details will be available in the next few hours, when the announcement... You can comment on this new on the forum by clicking the following link: A 1 M tournament organized by Guy Laliberté. The Société des Casinos du Québec could assign a seat...