By now many of you have probably heard about the tournament with the largest prize pool value to take place in the Province of Québec, The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament that will guarantee a seat to the prestigious “The BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP by WSOP”. With 22 players already confirmed at a record $1 million buy-in, The BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP will make poker history. This event, which is capped at 48 participants has the ability to elevate any amateur poker player into record book status because if the field reaches 45 participants, the net prize pool will be $40 million and the winner is set to walk away with $17,200,002 and instantly earn the coveted top spot in the poker “All Time Money List”, a position currently held by poker hall of famer Erik Seidel after amassing a total of $16,885,167 in professional career earnings over more than 20 years.
Outside of of Ceasars Entertainment who owns the WSOP and are running mega satellites for a seat to The BIG 1, Loto-Québec is the only other organization in the world bold enough to commit 1 guaranteed seat to the $1 million tournament via The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament.
The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament will be held at the Casino Lac-Leamy which is situated near Canada’s Capital in the Gatineau-Ottawa region on May 19 and 20, 2012. Players from all over the world are welcome to come and play this $25,000 buy-in tournament which will be capped at 64 players. What makes this tournament even more attractive is that Loto-Québec is adding almost $200,000 in cash to the guaranteed prize pool in addition to the $1 million seat for a guaranteed prize pool of $1,196,550 to be exact based on 52 entries regardless of how many players show up below 52 and this is a great value opportunity for any poker player. To be clear, this is NOT A WINNER TAKES ALL tournament. The event itself is capped at 64 players.
Unless you have $1 million available for the buy-in, Loto-Québec is really your BEST BET at gaining access to the BIG 1.
There will be a $3,000 satellite running at Casino de Montréal on March 24. When you attend this satellite you are also registering for a SECOND CHANCE tournament on April 1st which is a freeroll for a $25,000 seat. So basically, there is a $25,000 overlay. Click here to see other ways to participate at the different casinos.
You can qualify for the $25,000 seat on Espacejeux on March 12 for a $320 buy-in for one guaranteed seat. Espacejeux are also running satellites to win your seat The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament. Click here for ways to participate online. Other satellites will be held at Casino de Montréal and other satellites will be held at Montreal casino and Casino du Lac-Leamy at later dates.
Here is what the payouts would look like at The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament:
64 Players (max)
|1||$1,000,000 seat + $10,800||1||$1,000,000 seat + $25,000|
|$1,196,550* total prize pool||$1,472,777 total prize pool|
*Guaranteed prize pool
But the value doesn’t end there. The top 16 finishers will also be awarded a $5,000 trip to Las Vegas during the BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP Tournament this summer which includes airfare for two people, four nights of hotel accommodations at Ceasars Palace, $500 in spending money and show tickets to see Celine Dion.
All participants at the $25,000 Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament will be provided with free hotel accommodations and meals during the Lac-Leamy event.
The winner of The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament will get to play in The BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP set between July 1-3. The WSOP event will be awarding a WSOP title and first ever Platinum WSOP Bracelet to the winner. This is a Deep Stack tournament with 3,000,000 in starting chips and 20% of the field being paid.
Here is the payout table for The Big 1.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play some of the top poker players and top celebrities and of course benefit a great charity ONE DROP which was founded by Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil. To learn more about ONE DROP or to make a donation, visit ONEDROP.org.
We hope to see you at The Grand Loto-Québec Poker Tournament for your chance to make it to The Big 1.