WSOP Raises Over $1.3 Million for One Drop
Organisers of the WSOP have announced that two charity events at this year’s WSOP generated over $1.3 million for the One Drop Foundation.
There were two branded One Drop tournaments this year, the $111,111 One Drop High Roller Tournament and the Little One for One Drop tournament.
A record 166 players entered the High Roller event and $553,278 of the prize pool went to the charity. $111 of each buy-in to the Little One event was also donated which brought the total to $1,081,194.
A further $246,012 was generated from the “All in for One Drop” campaign which saw players donate a portion of their winnings to the charity.
The CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Mitch Garber, said “We continue to be extremely proud of the poker community’s generosity and enthusiasm. The marriage of prestigious events and philanthropy has generated nearly seven million dollars in WSOP donations to ONE DROP in less than two years — a remarkable achievement.”
One Drop’s Chairman Guy Laliberte said, “I am thankful to WSOP for their dedication and to the poker community for their generosity… Together we have shown the world once again how giving the poker community is and that the ripple effect continues on.”