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One Drop announces Monte Carlo poker tournament schedule

27 Sep 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- One Drop, one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to sustainable access to safe water, along with Group Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and Caesars Interactive Entertainment today announces the release of the full tournament schedule and structures for the Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza taking place at The Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco from 13-17 October, 2016 to raise funds for the charity.

For the full list of tournament structures, click here and for the official tournament schedule, please visit the website.

What's more, 35 players to date are confirmed to play in the headlining event, The Big One for One Drop Invitational, which will begin at noon on Friday, 14 October and will feature the largest buy-in poker tournament ever held – 1,000,000 euros. With €111,111 from each entry going to One Drop, and no other fees deducted for event operations, €888,889 from each buy-in goes directly into the prize pool. That is a staggering €31,111,115 up for grabs, with the expectation that these figures will grow when the final field is solidified and re-entries are tallied. In addition, the winner will receive one of the world's most valuable sporting trophies, a ceremonial bracelet hand-crafted in platinum by famed jeweler Richard Mille.

As an additional resource, as of today, those interested can sign up at the YouStake website to facilitate the investment process. YouStake is the first online marketplace that allows fans to invest in their favorite skilled games and sports players while sharing in the winnings.

"The Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza is fast approaching and with 35 recreational players already confirmed to play, and many re-entries predicted, the Big One is in real good shape," says Guy Laliberté, Founder, One Drop. "I want to remind players that there are still seven other tournaments and cash games, including a one million euro cash game, to be played during the week at what promises to be the biggest charitable poker event ever held, with proceeds going to One Drop."

Beyond the tournaments, cash games for recreational players by invitation of No-Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em six-handed and more are being offered every day from noon until 6 a.m. with buy-ins ranging from €2,500 to €1 million.

On Monday, 17 October at noon, the festival wraps up with a €1,000,000 cash game. The list of tournaments and start times are as follows:

"Big One" Super Satellite - Step 1
€10,000 buy-in
13 October, 2016 @ 10 a.m.

"Big One" Super Satellite - Step 2
€50,000 buy-in
13 October, 2016 @ 3 p.m.

"Big One" Super Satellite - Step 3
€250,000 buy-in
13 October, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€10,000 buy-in
14 October, 2016 @ 3 p.m.

Omaha (pot-limit) - PLO
€10,000 buy-in
14 October, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Satellite €25,000 Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€5,250 buy-in
14 October, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€25,000 buy-in
15 October, 2016 @ 1 p.m.

6-Handed Mixed (PLO & NLHE)
€10,000 buy-in
15 October, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Satellite €50,000 heads up Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€5,250 buy-in
15 October, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

6-Handed Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€10,000 buy-in
16 October, 2016 @ 1 p.m.

Heads up Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€50,000 buy-in
16 October, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Satellite €100,000 Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€10,400 buy-in
16 October, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

Texas Hold'em (no-limit)
€100,000 buy-in
17 October, 2016 @ 11 a.m.

"This has become one of the the globe's most significant charitable initiatives," said Caesars Interactive Entertainment CEO, Mitch Garber. "With Monaco as the backdrop, the One Drop Extravaganza is well positioned to raise additional funds and global awareness of the water crisis."

A full VIP experience will be featured alongside the tournaments and cash games beginning with the signature experience of HEART Ibiza with incomparable first class cuisine and creativity imagined by the Adrià brothers, together with the enchanting performances curated by Cirque du Soleil on 12 October and ending with a celebration at famed restaurant Buddha-Bar and then an after-party at Jimmy'z Monte-Carlo featuring DJ Erick Morillo on 17 October.

"We at HEART Ibiza are very pleased to be supporting this incredible charitable poker event and hope to provide the players with a unique and memorable opening night," said Albert and Ferran Adrià, HEART co-chefs and co-owners. "We wish everyone the best of luck."

With only weeks before the event kicks off, any business entrepreneurs or philathropic individuals seeking to be considered to participate should contact event manager Alexandre Meunier at

"With the Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza fast approaching, we are very excited to welcome all the players to the Casino de Monte-Carlo for a full week of tournament in the legendary Monte-Carlo SBM Resort," said Pascal Camia, Executive Vice President Casinos of Monaco. "We work hard together with all the partners preparing the project and we are eager to be supporting such an important philanthropic initiative."
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