This Year’s World Series of Poker Main Event Features Guaranteed $10 Million Prize
Whoever wins the last hand of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event on November 11 will pocket a cool $10 million (that’s ten times the amount that Matt Damon’s Mike McDermott was going for at the end of Rounders) – the second largest prize in the iconic poker event’s history.
Caesars Entertainment announced this year’s WSOP schedule last night, and aside from the $10M guaranteed payout, the 45th annual event also sees a record 12 “$10,000 buy-in” events, consisting of various forms of poker like Omaha Hi-Lo Split, Seven Card Stud, and H.O.R.S.E. (not the basketball game, but a crazy gambler’s game that combines Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split).
The oddest event of the series of tournaments is the “Ladies Event,” which actually is open to men, but dudes will have to pay ten times the $1,000 buy-in.