Big One for One Drop returns to World Series of Poker in 2014

The $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop which preceded the World Series of Poker Main Event will return in two years, according to event officials.
The inaugural One Drop raised $10 million for charity including $5.3 million for ONE DROP, an official WSOP charity partner. The event also produced the largest first place prize in poker history ($18.346 million).
“It was an honor to be a part of such a special event that raised a total of $10 million for charity, including $5.3 million for One Drop and shone a positive light on the poker community,” said Caesars Interactive Entertainment CEO Mitch Garber. “By working with the showman — Guy Laliberté, we have learned there was only one choice. An encore.”
“The One Drop will return on a small scale next year with the buy-in at $1,111 instead of the $1 million. The Little One for One Drop plans to offer unlimited re-entry over two starting days, giving it potential to be the biggest event in terms of entrants at the 2013 WSOP.
“It’s amazing what you can achieve when you dream,” said One Drop chairperson Laliberté. “We took the concept of a $1 million poker tournament and turned it into the most successful poker initiative ever held. As a result, over 100,000 people will be positively impacted. Projects in Honduras, El Salvador and West Africa have already put to use the money we raised in the initial event.”
The schedule for the 44th annual World Series of Poker is currently being developed.

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