A total of 30 players have confirmed their attendance at the $1 million Big One for One Drop tournament, set to be played during the WSOP. The event will see one player walk away with more than $12 million.
Eight more players have signed up for the record $1 million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop event, set to played during this summer's WSOP in Las Vegas.
The event is the biggest ever to be played and is the brainchild of Canadian businessman and poker player Guy Laliberté, with 11% of the buy-ins going to his One Drop charity foundation.
The tournament has been well received, and already counts a number of monster names, who have all pledged to put down the mega buy-in in order to compete for a record first prize.
These include players like Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel and Tom Dwan, who will be joined by a number of poker playing businessmen, venture capitalists and hedge fund managers.
Recently, the list was expanded with another eight names, including Erik Seidel and Justin Smith, bringing the total number of pre-registrations to 30, according to a press release from the WSOP.
With the latest confirmations, the event has also decided to release its prizes, revealing that one lucky winner will walk away with a record-breaking first prize worth $12,266,668 - the biggest single prize to be won in any poker tournament to date.
More registrations are expected to run in during the next few months, but the tournament will be capped at 48 players.
Anyone interested in playing will first need to place a $50,000 deposit to reserve a seat, with the entire buy-in to be paid two weeks before the event kicks off on July 1st.