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World Series of Poker's Inaugural Millionaire Maker Tournament Attracts Record Number of Entrants

Monday, June 03, 2013

World Series of Poker's Inaugural Millionaire Maker Tournament Attracts Record Number of Entrants

20:11 EDT Monday, June 03, 2013

Poker tournament smashes records with 6,344 entries and $8.56 million prize pool

LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

To kick off opening weekend  at the 2013 World Series of Poker in grand style, Event #6 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em) started on Saturday, June 1st with a one-day start, two-flight No-Limit Hold'em event, where the winner will receive $1.19 million!  The tournament will last one day longer than planned due to the enormous turnout of  potential new millionaires in this popular new event.

WHO: 

There were 6,344 entries, breaking the previous record for a one-day start poker tournament by a whopping 53 percent  and earning a place in history as the 8th largest poker tournament ever held.

To date, the World Series of Poker has created a staggering 257 millionaires and multimillionaires, with one more soon to come.

WHEN:

Final play will end Tuesday, June 4th late at night with the official gold bracelet and award ceremony to be held Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 2:15 p.m. in the Brasila Room of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

WHERE:

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

The Final Table of nine will be live-streamed at WSOP.com

ABOUT:  

If you're looking to get lucky, try your luck at a Caesars Entertainment (Nasdaq: CZR) resort. The company has created 715 millionaires since 1987; with those player winnings fast approaching the $2 billion mark, the company has announced Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards, a celebration of these guests' winnings and a promotion aimed at making even more millionaires. There are a growing number of ways to become a millionaire, even a multi-millionaire, at Caesars Entertainment resorts nation-wide. With special events and promotions in a number of key markets Caesars Entertainment is consistently pioneering games to offer players innovative and entertaining ways become the next instant millionaire.

 

 

SOURCE Caesars Entertainment

For further information: Taylor Shields, Public Relations Manager, Caesars Entertainment, 702.271.1809, TShields@caesars.com

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