The 40th annual World Series of Poker has crowned its first few bracelet winners, and the bright lights of poker are out in full force at the Rio. If you’d like to join them and thousands of other hopefuls at the start of the main event, then the Full Tilt 150 Seat Main Event guarantee might be just what you’re looking for.
This mammoth satellite event is scheduled for Sunday 21st June at 18:00 ET, and will award 150 players a $12,000 WSOP main event package. Every single player who finishes inside the top 150 will receive the same package, which includes the $10,000 main event buy-in and $2,000 spending money. Unimaginable sums of money await anyone who goes on to win poker’s most prestigious tournament after having qualified through Full Tilt. $10,000,000 will be paid to the winner of the main event, providing they have won their seat on Full Tilt.
Collectively, the 150 spots amount to $1.8 million in guaranteed prizes, with the potential for even more should the buy-ins exceed that amount. Players can buy-in directly to the event right now, for the sum of $500 + $35. Most competitors, however, will be looking for a cheaper route, via one of the many satellites running on Full Tilt every day. Buy-ins for these qualifiers start a low as $1, or 50 Full Tilt Points. Five or six satellites run every day up until June 21st, with a great variety of buy-ins. Players may wish to opt for a $69 + $9 STT against 8 other players, or a $33 + $2 with 36 players vying for the buy-in.
Anyone who manages the extraordinary feat of capturing the coveted main event bracelet will be in line for a bonus $10 million – as long as they won their entry on Full Tilt. The lucky individual would be awarded $1 million every year for 10 years, so long as they promoted Full Tilt Poker during that time. Full Tilt qualifiers who reach the final 3, but do not go on to win the event, will be guaranteed a $100,000 payout if they wear FT merchandise during the tournament. Likewise, those who make the final table, but finish outside the top 3, will be given $50,000 if they wear FT apparel. The latter two payments are one of rewards and do not require any further promotional activities.