Regional Satellites Offer Entry to the ‘Big One for One Drop’

May 11, 2012

The excitement surrounding this year’s WSOP (World Series of Poker) is building. The series is set to feature a number of interesting events. Unlike every year, the highlights of the series are not limited to the championship event. Apart from the main event, which is scheduled on the 28th of July, an event called the Big One for One Drop has created quite a buzz in the poker world. The main reason for this is that the event has a record breaking buy-in of 1,000,000 dollars.

Until now the buy-ins for poker events have never crossed a few thousand dollars. The million dollar buy-in has set a new record in the poker industry. The good news is that anyone can participate in the Big One for One Drop, not just professional players and rich amateurs. Regional satellite games offer players a chance to enter the big event without bringing down their bankrolls by a million dollars.

For those who do not have a million dollars to spare, the only way to enter the event is to participate in the satellite tournaments. A number of live regional satellite events have been announced by the WSOP. These will take place in big casinos across the nation. The buy-in for these step satellite live poker tourneys may be as low as sixty-five dollars. Additionally, a mega satellite with $25,300 buy-in will take place on the 30th of June at Rio Casino inLas Vegas.

For players having limited bankrolls, regional satellite tournament is the first step to enter the big event. Players will have to visit land based casinos hosting these events to participate. The Bicycle Casino located in Los Angeleshosted the first satellite event on the 5th of April. The buy-in for the tournament was set at $535. Nine more regional satellite events will be hosted across theUS this month. The schedule for regional satellites for the month of May is as follows.

  • 13th May -CanterburyPark casino,Minnesota
  • 19th May – Harrah’s Casinos,Chester (Philadelphia) andNew Orleans
  • 20th May – Harrah’s Casino,St. Louis; Caesar’s Place,Las Vegas; Choctaw Durant, Dallas/Oklahoma
  • 26th May – Horseshoe Hammond casino,Chicago
  • 27th May – Council Bluffs, Nebraska/Iowa; Horseshoe Casino,Southern Indiana

Regional satellites will continue though the month of June. On the 3rd of June a tournament will be hosted by the Lodge Casino in Colorado, while Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi and the Horseshoe Bossier City in Louisiana will host satellites on the 10th of June.

With a million dollar buy-in, the Big One for One Drop event is all set to go down as a milestone in the poker tournament history. Apart from making history, the big event will also facilitate easy access to water across the globe. From every buy-in, 11.11% will be donated to charity. While the organizers are hopping for a large number of million dollar buy-ins, they have ensured that players from all levels have a chance to participate though satellites.