World Series Of Poker 2012
FIGHTING poverty and spreading awareness about the importance of water is the main reason why the 43rd World Series of Poker or 2012 WSOP is taking the game to a whole new level – adding an unprecedented $1 million buy-in!
The Big One for One Drop will award the 2012 WSOP winner tons of cash, an event that is expected to fete one of the largest prizes in poker history outside of the main event.
The prize includes an elaborately-designed 2012 WSOP Platinum Bracelet to make the event more exciting.
So far, 15 players have committed to participate in the 2012 WSOP. They are: Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil and One Drop chairman; Phil Rufin, owner of Las Vegas Treasure Island Resort; Andy Beal, a billionaire trader, poker gurus Daniel Negreano, Tom Duwan, John Chan, Gus Hansen and Tony Guoga, and Bobby Baldwin, 4-time poker golden-bracelet champion.
Not just about money
Beal, the 48th US billionaire in the Forbes List, is noted for playing against Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey and other high-stakes gamblers in a several money games. These money duels were inspired from the book “The Professor, The Banker and The Suicide King” written by Michael Craig.
In terms of cost to join, the $1M 2012 WSOP entry fee wipes out all other poker tilts in history. The Aussie Millions, featuring 20 gamblers including Erik Seidel last January, only had a $250,000 buy-in.
Compared to the $1-M 2012 WSOP, a $200,000 buy-in is already a mammoth buy-in in the big money events in Las Vegas. Excitement for the 2012 WSOP is already mounting this early.
Gary Loveman, Caesar’s Entertainment top honcho, said they’re ecstatic to collaborate with the prestigious 2012 WSOP and the institution established by the savvy Guy Laliberte to share the value of water conservation.
Water advocacy with 2012 WSOP
Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesar’s Interactive Entertainment, said they hail One Drop and the 2012 WSOP committee’s water advocacy, adding that the 2012 WSOP tournament is created to inspire cause-oriented groups, businessmen and the government to work hand in hand with One Drop in its notable mission.
Sharing to the community a most valuable natural resource like water is also one of the main objectives of The Quebec Casinos. Like the men and women behind the 2012 WSOP, President Claude Poison takes utmost satisfaction in bringing potable water to those who need it most.
A poker master, Poison is glad to be part of the 2012 WSOP. A charity-minded person, this casino bigwig agrees that the 2012 WSOP is one event poker addicts shouldn’t miss.
Canadian poker ace Negreanu said that when you think about the key elements comprising the 2012 WSOP and its potential to rake in huge amounts of money for a charitable endeavor, everything else starts to make sense.
2012 WSOP: Caring hand
Patrick Antonius, also a well-known poker addict, agrees that the 2012 WSOP is not only about fun and considers the efforts of the 2012 WSOP and One Drop as very crucial in raising awareness in the fight against poverty.
Tony Guoga believes that the 2012 WSOP and One Drop are two caring and intelligent charity institutions. Like his peers in the poker arena, he vows to help One Drop and the 2012 WSOP committee if he wins the coveted $1M prize.
The posh Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas is happy to host the 2012 WSOP on July 1, 2012. The unprecedented poker event aims to gather a total of 48 participants in a three-day poker extravaganza.
If you are 21 years or older, you are qualified to join the 2012 WSOP. Just make sure to bring along at least one million bucks for the entry fee if you want to be part of history.