The digitaljournal.com reported on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, that March 30th, 2014, will find The Star Hotel and Casino in Sydney, Australia, hosting the Royal Poker Challenge. The international high stakes poker tournament is featuring the world's biggest poker tournament prize to date — $50 Million USD!!!
The buy-in for the Royal Poker Challenge is the same as The Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker, $1,000,000 USD!
According to the report 48 players are enrolled but...their names cannot be revealed at this time. And of those enrolled, the report goes on to say that "Members of the British, Danish, and Monaco royal family have been selected as ambassadors, along with several African and Asian monarch members. As tournament ambassadors, these ‘royal poker players’ receive substantial appearance fees that will be donated to their selected charities. If any of these ambassadors proceed to win the tournament, their winnings will also be donated to their designated charities."
As the popularity of poker has spread around the world, an elite group of professionals have begun to emerge and compete in high stakes tournaments around the globe and this tournament is the perfect drawing card for that group.
Dave Chen, Royal Poker Challenge director, said, “Poker is a true game that cuts across all class and income barriers. It tests skills, nerves and courage in a way that’s incomparable to other card games. There is no higher drama and examination of character and personality than a high stakes poker game. With the splashing 50 million dollar prize, in the remarkable city of Sydney, this should be an historical event indeed.”
Mr. Chen apparently selects the players and among those already enrolled are professional poker players hailing from Europe, Asia, and America, along with a field of wealthy and successful others that could include high profile Hollywood celebs. Mr. Chen puts a heavy focus on providing player privacy for this extremely unique tournament.
The Royal Poker challenge's funding company is the Rainbow Company Group whose business philosophy is grounded upon philanthropic principles and has interests in numerous commercial endeavors in Australia, like manufacturing, entertainment, and real estate.
If you're interested in finding out more, or competing in the Royal Poker Challenge, the contact information is as follows:
Tournament Director: David Chen
Level 36, Gateway Building
1 Macquarie Place
+612 8075 4769
Look for more information as the tournament directors see fit to release it since every effort is being made to provide security and privacy to the registered players.
We have one question, David Chen. If you're trying to promote and the build the biggest tournament payout in history, do you get a better response if everything pertaining to the event is kept secret? OK, two questions. If you're going to make it big, why not make it really BIG? Tell the world about it, name some names, pump up the media action. We're breathlessly awaiting your response.
Image courtesy of RoyalPokerChallenge.com.