Tom Dwan, Patrick Antonius Have Already Confirmed Plans to PlayPublished on June 2nd, 2011 5:43 pm EST
Earlier today, the Twitterverse started buzzing about a "huge" announcement that was set to be made at the World Series of Poker later today.
The cat is now out of the bag - the World Series of Poker plans to host a $1 million buy-in tournament next year as part of a "charity initiative with One Drop, a non-governmental organization in Montreal that pushes for access to water in Third World countries." The tournament, which will run over three days, is scheduled to get underway on July 1st, 2012.
According to ESPN.com, Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius have already confirmed that they will be taking part in the event. In fact, a total of 15 players have already indicated that they plan on playing. Caesars Entertainment Corp. will be entering two players into the event as well, "one through a smaller tournament that awards an entry fee and another through a separate casino promotion."
Guy Laliberte and Andy Beal are also reportedly planning on participating as well.
11% of the buy-in for the event will go to the One Drop charity.
Guy Laliberte and Mitch Garber (CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment) plan to make an official announcement at 5 pm today.
Source: ESPN.com - WSOP event to yield platinum bracelet
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