King's Casino (Rozvadov, Czech Republic) will host its first World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) One Drop High Roller along with a Little One for One Drop tourney in November. The flagship tournament has a massive €10,000,000 guarantee and 50 players have already committed to play it by forking out a €11,000 non-refundable deposit each.
"These kind of numbers are something that is surely unprecedented in an event of this kind this far away from it starting," owner of King's Casino Leon Tsoukernik said "With a cap of 111 players, we nearly have half the field with well over six months to go!"
Tony G, Antonio Esfandiari, Fedor Holz, Patrik Antonius, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Daniel "jungle man" Cates, Boris Becker, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey are just a few of the notables who have pre-registered for the €111,111 One Drop High Roller.
Phil Hellmuth said: "One day in Vegas I lost too much money playing poker and handed Guy Laliberté some cash for his "One Drop" charity. Now, the poker world is "all in" for One Drop! I've heard so much about Leon and King's Casino and look forward to checking it out in person. I will be going for the WSOP Circuit and then on to WSOP Europe and naturally I will be playing both the High Roller and the Little One for such a brilliant cause and the bracelets up for grabs."
One Drop, a non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, has raised over $18 million to help people around around the world get access to safe water. Antonio Esfandiari took home the first Big One for One Drop in 2012. All 48 seats available for the event were filled, resulting in a first prize of $18.3 million, breaking the record of $12 million won by Jamie Gold at the 2006 WSOP.