With the current high stakes cash games in Macau being all the talk at the moment plenty are wanting to find out more about this secretive gambling hub.
The vast majority of games being played in the special Chinese state are under closed doors with no coverage whatsoever.
They are played mainly by rich Chinese businessman and for many just how the poker is played inside is a mystery.
That may not be the case forever though as an audacious plan has been hatched to make Macau host to the world’s biggest poker tournament.
The tournament could be worth as much as $100 million and is being put together by five Chinese companies.
The ‘Macau Pro Am Open’ has been tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2013.
A minimum total pool of $65 million would be expected with first prize potentially earning as much as $25 million.
“The objective is to have 500 participants, including a third come from the Far East, a third from the United States and a third elsewhere,” William Murray said.
“With a field as small for a total as big, we can deduce that the entry fees will be substantial unless the sponsors, whose names are not revealed, only support a portion of the prize pool.”
A buy in for a tournament like this would therefore be worth up to $200,000.
To put that into perspective this year’s Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure drew 38 players with a buy in of $100,000.
Eventual winner Eugene Katchalov took home $1.5 million for first place.
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