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WSOP Announces $1M Buy-In The Big One for One Drop Satellite Schedule

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The World Series of Poker will host the biggest single poker event in history this summer – the $1 million buy-in The Big One for One Drop. The idea that started this tournament belongs to Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberté who is also Chair of the One Drop foundation.

The event with an expected eight-figure first place prize will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on July 1st during the WSOP. A number of poker celebrities have already confirmed their participation in the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament, including Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Antanas “Tony G” Guoga, Johnny Chan and Jonathan Duhamel.

Want to join the world's best poker players in the biggest tournament in poker history? You can! All you need to do is buy-in for just $1 million and the seat is yours. Don't have the million? Join the rest of the real world that could only get there through a satellite. The WSOP arranged a number of live qualifiers for the $25,300 buy-in Mega Satellite running May through June in casinos all over the country.

You can buy-in to the casino qualifiers from as little as $65 which could then lead you to Las Vegas where the $25,300 Mega Satellite will take place on June 30th and reward one a $1 million ticket to The Big One for One Drop for every 40 entries.

If you want to be among those traveling to Vegas to enter the tournament without robbing a bank or selling your soul to the devil, check out the Mega Satellite live qualifiers' schedule below and find out when it's going to take place in a casino near you.

CasinoLocationMega Satellite Date
The Bicycle CasinoLos AngelesThursday, April 5 @ 6:00 p.m.
Canterbury ParkMinnesotaSunday, May 13
Harrah’s ChesterPhiladelphiaSaturday, May 19 @ 11:00 a.m.
Harrah’s New OrleansLouisianaSaturday, May 19
Choctaw DurantDallas/OklahomaSunday, May 20
Caesars PalaceLas VegasSunday, May 20
Harrah’s St. LouisSt. LouisSunday, May 20 @ 2:00
Horseshoe HammondChicago AreaSaturday, May 26
Horseshoe Southern IndianaIndianaSunday, May 27
Council BluffsIowa/NebraskaSunday, May 27 @ Noon
The Lodge CasinoColoradoSunday, June 3
Palm Beach Kennel ClubFloridaSaturday, June 9
Horseshoe Bossier CityLouisianaSunday, June 10
Horseshoe TunicaTunica, MississippiSunday, June 10 @ 11:00 a.m.

Apart from being the biggest poker event in the history of the world, The Big One for One Drop will also serve an honorable cause by donating $111,111 of every $1 million buy-in to the One Drop foundation with the rest of the cash – $888,889 going into the tournament prize pool.

One Drop’s prime objective is to help people who don't have access to clean water. The Big One for One Drop is also meant to raise the issue among poker ambassadors as well as the rest of the poker community. The goal is expected to be reached by televising the event nationwide on ESPN.

So if you want to support the One Drop foundation and play in the biggest poker event ever, go to now and find out more about the live satellites that you could play in and win your own ticket to the $25,300 Mega Satellite in Las Vegas this summer!

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