World Series of Poker's Inaugural Millionaire Maker Tournament Attracts Record Number of Entrants

Poker tournament smashes records with 6,344 entries and $8.56 million prize pool

Jun 03, 2013, 20:11 ET from Caesars Entertainment

LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

To kick off opening weekend  at the 2013 World Series of Poker in grand style, Event #6 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em) started on Saturday, June 1st with a one-day start, two-flight No-Limit Hold'em event, where the winner will receive $1.19 million!  The tournament will last one day longer than planned due to the enormous turnout of  potential new millionaires in this popular new event.



WHO: 

There were 6,344 entries, breaking the previous record for a one-day start poker tournament by a whopping 53 percent  and earning a place in history as the 8th largest poker tournament ever held.


To date, the World Series of Poker has created a staggering 257 millionaires and multimillionaires, with one more soon to come.



WHEN:

Final play will end Tuesday, June 4th late at night with the official gold bracelet and award ceremony to be held Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 2:15 p.m. in the Brasila Room of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino



WHERE:

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino


The Final Table of nine will be live-streamed at WSOP.com



ABOUT:  

If you're looking to get lucky, try your luck at a Caesars Entertainment (Nasdaq: CZR) resort. The company has created 715 millionaires since 1987; with those player winnings fast approaching the $2 billion mark, the company has announced Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards, a celebration of these guests' winnings and a promotion aimed at making even more millionaires. There are a growing number of ways to become a millionaire, even a multi-millionaire, at Caesars Entertainment resorts nation-wide. With special events and promotions in a number of key markets Caesars Entertainment is consistently pioneering games to offer players innovative and entertaining ways become the next instant millionaire.

 

 

SOURCE Caesars Entertainment