$1 Million Poker Tournament at WSOP Will Feature Satellites

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WSOPThe Big One for One Drop poker tournament is quickly becoming one of the most talked about tournaments that will be ran at the 2012 World Series of Poker, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that it features an incredible $1 million buy-in.  While this size tournament is really something that almost all poker players see as a pipe dream in terms of being able to play in, it seems that a few different casinos around the world will be offering ways for players to actually have a shot to be able to play in this event.

There will be 14 total casinos that are going to run satellites starting as early as April 5th (today), and running all the way through June 10th.  All players who take down one of the satellites will win a $25,300 seat into The Big One for One Drop Mega Satellite, as well as any airfare and accommodations.  The Mega Satellite for the big event will take place on the 30th of June, and will be held at the Rio in Las Vegas.  Many of the players in these first satellites will have won their way in, but if you are just interested in buying in, it will cost you $500 for your seat at the satellite which will be running at the 14 casinos.

As far as the Mega Satellite goes, if you are able to make it into that and find yourself just one step from the big event, then the layout is one that definitely isn’t impossible to take down.  For every 40 total players who are in the Mega Satellite, there will be one seat awarded into the $1 million event.  With the different satellites that are running, this could mean that there may potentially be a few seats up for grabs into the big one.

If you haven’t heard about the One Drop tournament yet, it is for the charity “One Drop”.  This charity was created by the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, and the event will give one ninth of every players buy-in to the charity itself.  This total comes to $111,111, and the remainder of each buy-in will go directly into the prize pool and should make one of the biggest pay days in the history of poker.