Tournament players – You’re not going to believe this! I could start by saying we’re doing a $130 buy-in tournament that has a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000 and is limited to 750 players. If that wasn’t enough of an overlay, a local tournament player is playing in the $1,000,000 buy-in The Big One for One Drop poker tournament at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and wants to throw a party for his Canterbury Park poker buddies with his winnings.
Here’s the deal – Canterbury Park will be hosting a tournament beginning on Monday, October 1, with a prize pool that will equal 10% of his winnings in the tournament. The first place for that tournament is estimated to be $17,000,000.00. Here’s the math on that, 10% = $1,700,000 in prize money if he happens to win that tournament (and although we’ve seen him play, we know that he COULD get lucky and win this thing) for your $130 buy-in.
The registration opens on June 1 and will close at the 750th player. Of each $130 buy-in, $100 will go to a charity assisting the horsemen and jockeys. And again – The prize pool will be guaranteed at $100,000, with a possibility of much, much more.
With such a small buy-in and the potential for such a huge prize pool, this tournament truly is, The Ultimate Overlay.
This blog was written by Canterbury’s Senior Director of Card Club Operations Michael Hochman.