Big One Invitational

ONE DROP CREATES NEW ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE WEEK LONG EXPERIENCE TARGETING RECREATIONAL PLAYERS, TO TAKE PLACE AT THE ICONIC CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO

THE BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP INVITATIONAL, A CHARITABLE TOURNAMENT WITH THE HIGHEST ENTRY FEE IN HISTORY, HEADLINES THE WEEK

ONE DROP has announced its next big fundraising initiative, the Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, have joined forces to support One Drop in a week-long poker experience taking place at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monaco from October 13-17, 2016 to raise funds for charity and create unique television content.

The headlining event, The Big One for One Drop Invitational, will begin at noon on Friday, October, 14 and will last three days. It features the largest buy-in poker tournament ever held, a staggering €1,000,000 buy-in, with €111,111 from each entry going to One Drop. No other fees will be deducted for event operations, allowing €888,889 from each buy-in to go directly into the prize pool. The historic stakes may get even higher, as unlimited re-entry will be allowed during the entire first day of competition. The winner will receive one of the world’s most valuable sporting trophies, a ceremonial bracelet hand-crafted in platinum by famed jeweler Richard Mille .

An open format version of The Big One for One Drop was held as part of the World Series of Poker in 2012 and 2014, in Las Vegas, each with a US$1 million buy-in. While both of these events were primarily contested by professional poker players, The Big One for One Drop Invitational will be a by-invitation-only tournament for businessmen, philanthrophic and celebrity recreational players. Recreational players seeking to be considered to participate should contact event manager Alexandre Meunier at alexandre.meunier@onedrop.org

The change in venue to the prestigious Casino de Monte-Carlo reflects One Drop’s expanded vision for its poker activities, as the €1 million tournament will be surrounded by a full slate of exclusive events.

This new charitable initiative is scheduled to follow the highly-acclaimed Monaco Yacht Show and will be held concurrently with the Monaco International Clubbing Show, an event that brings together the best DJs in the business. Participants in the €1 million poker event will be treated to complimentary accommodations and a variety of exclusive hospitality activities in the Principality.