The charity tournament returns to Las Vegas in 2018
With a buy-in of $ 1 million, it’s the largest tournament in the world. After Dominik Nitsche played and won the 111,111 € One Drop High Roller last week, the WSOP and One Drop immediately announced that the tournament would return to Las Vegas in 2018. It will be played between 15-17 July 2018 as part of the World Series of Poker, has a buy-in of $ 1 million and is capped at 48 players. $ 111,111 from each buy-in will be donated as usual for charity.
Already more than $ 20 million in total, the One Drop Charity has already been able to collect events through the WSOP. Alone 14 million came from the 1 Million One Drop events of the past. The organization aims to use the money to promote global access to clean drinking water.
So far, there is already one official participant, the Kings Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik. All other participants must pay a non-refundable reservation fee of 50.000$.
The first 1 million One Drop event was held in 2012. Antonio Esfandiari was able to win an incredible $ 18,346,673 at that time. Two years later, Daniel Colman secured the win and $ 15,306,668. In the third and final tournament only invited guests were allowed to participate and Elton Tsang secured the win in Monaco and $ 11,111,111