Sexton Set To Play The Big One For One Drop
Professional poker player and World Poker Tour anchor Mike Sexton has become the latest player to register for the Big One For One Drop tournament at this year’s World Series of Poker, a $1 million buy-in event created by Cirque du Soleil CEO Guy Laliberté.
Having accumulated over $4.2 million in live tournament winnings during his career, Sexton is no slouch when it comes to playing poker, but the seven-figure buy-in would certainly be enough to cause all but the most ardent High Rollers to think twice about entering.
Not so for Sexton, however, who described the event as being the “bucket list of all bucket lists” for any serious poker player and confirmed: “Trust me, all the buzz at the WSOP is about this event – It’s very exciting to get to play in the most anticipated poker event in poker history.”
The WSOP announced last week that 12 new entrants has joined the line-up for the Big One For One Drop event – which will donate 11.1% of every buy-in to the One Drop foundation – meaning that the total number of players sat at 42 before the introduction of Mike Sexton as the 43rd.
With the bracelet event being capped at 48 runners and notable players like Phil Hellmuth, Jean-Robert Bellande and Ben Lamb all confirming their interest but not yet entering, it looks like there are going to be a few disappointed millionaires twiddling their thumbs when the event sells out.