MILLION DOLLAR BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP STARTS TODAY
 
Million dollar re-entries possible for invitation-only participants.
 
The rich playground of Monaco and the Monte Carlo Casino will see the start of this years major charity poker event today (Friday) when invitation-only players take their seats for the million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament.
 
The third iteration of One Drop includes unlimited re-entries at a million dollars a pop for the players, with professional players excluded this time.
 
Previous One Drop tournaments have been held in Las Vegas in 2012 (won by Antonio Esfandiari who took home $18 million) and 2014 (Dan Colman collected $10 million for his victory) and represent the biggest poker competitions in terms of winnings and excitement.
 
At the same time, a healthy percentage of the buy-ins goes to the One Drop charity, which initiates clean water projects in struggling third world nations.
 
Industry observers are interested in seeing how the changes this year pan out – switching the venue to Monte Carlo and excluding professional players is expected to have a significant impact.