This year’s World Series of Poker will be adding another event to its festivities, this time with more money at stake than any other Main Event tournament has ever offered. The new event is being called the “Big One for One Drop,” with proceeds from every entry going to benefit the One Drop charity that aims at providing safe and clean water throughout the world.
While it might not seem like too many people will be banging down the door to enter a tournament with buy-in that is 100 times the amount as the Main Event, so far there are already 30 confirmed entries to the Big One for One Drop. As it stands, the winning prize would be more than $12 million, which really might not be a huge get for anybody who can fork over a cool million to play poker, but it’s the charitable work that really counts.
Then entrants are currently a decent mix of businessmen, high-ranking CEO types and poker professionals such as Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan and Daniel Negreanu. And the list looks like it will continue to grow, and in turn grows the final prize, which looks to surely beat the $12 million prize that 2006 Main Event champion Jamie Gold took home.
To read more on this tournament for a cause, check out this article for more details: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/story/2012-04-12/WSOP-Record-Pot-Million-Dollar-Buy-in/54206940/1