Mike Sexton and Others Confirmed for Big One for One Drop Charity Event
On July 1st, the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino will the $1 Million buy-in poker tournament the Big One for One Drop. Since the announcement of the event last year, the poker world has been watching to see who will pony up the $1 Million to take their shot at what promises to be the largest prize in poker history. Now, one of pokers most recognized ambassadors has agreed to play in the epic event.
WSOP bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton recently informed the poker world of his intention to play in the Big One event. He stated in his blog that ” I’m thrilled to be at the starting gate and entering this tournament – it’s very exciting to get to play in the most anticipated poker event in poker history.”
While Sexton has been a long time poker player, many poker fans came to know him as the host of the World Poker Tour. While watching the modern day players week in and out, he worked on his own poker game and starting in 2006, his study paid off as he won the Tournament of Champions at the World Series of Poker.
Since then, he has posted several high profile finishes including a WPT final table last year as well as a runner-up finish in the $1,500 Stud 8 or Better Event at the 2011 WSOP. Sexton has three cashes at the 2012 WSOP so far and should be a factor in the Big One event.
Sexton is the latest to throw his hat into the arena for the $1 Million buy-in event. Other players who have recently confirmed playing are Sam Trickett, Noah Schwartz, Andrew Roble, Jason Mercier, and David Peat aka Viffer. They join players such as Tom Dwan, Johnny Chan, Andy Beal, Erik Seidel and various businessmen around the world as they compete for what promises to be a seven figure score.
In addition, the players will compete for the first ever WSOP Platinum bracelet. The field is currently capped at 48 participants and with Sexton’s confirmation there are now 42 players signed up. There is a strong possibility that this event could sell out.
Out of each $1 Million buy-in, 11.11% will be donated to One Drop, a charity dedicated to providing access to clean drinking water to all parts of the world. For more information on this event or on One Drop, check out wsop.com.