The World Series of Poker 2014 will be guaranteeing that the winner will go home with a whopping $10 million prize!
The idea is to present a top prize that is easily understood by the public and can be marketed, further boosting the success of the WSOP. The hope is, with improved marketing and a guaranteed first place prize, that the World Series of Poker Main Event can lure additional players to the tables during this summer in Las Vegas.
In fact, the World Series of Poker Main Event prize for the champion has only ever broken the $10 million barrier once, back in 2006, when Jamie Gold won the event.
If the idea of guaranteeing $10 million leads to increased interest and registrations, then we can expect the first place prize to even go beyond the $10 million that has been guaranteed.
However, if the plan does not succeed as intended, it may mean that the pay outs for all of the other players may be reduced to accommodate the increase in the size of the prize pool for the winner.
Regardless, poker players from around the world will now be focusing on the massive $10 million prize that they dream of taking home.
The buy in for the World Series of Poker Main Event is $10,000 and will remain unchanged despite the large guaranteed prize for winning the event.
If you don’t have $10,000 to take part, the best way to get to the WSOP is to win your way there through an online qualifier. Most of the recent poker champions have done just that, after Chris Moneymaker turned his $40 online buy in into $2.5 million and kicked off an online poker boom that allowed online players to get into the Main Event for just dollars.
Guide to Poker offers a variety of online poker rooms where you can take part in the action and win your way into the World Series for a minimum stake. Sign up for one of our exciting online poker rooms today and see if you can turn some change into $10 million this summer!