World Series of Poker Commences
The 45th Annual World Series of Poker kicked off seven weeks of play in Las Vegas on Tuesday, promising the tournament champion of at least $10 million and enticing tens of thousands of players with a prize pool estimated at $200 million. the 65-event series at the Rio Resort begins with a $500 casino employees’ game, a sort of warm-up for organizers, and will culminate July 5 with the start of the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. An estimated 80,000 players will enter the tournament and organizers expect they’ll cross the $200 million prize giveaway threshold for only the second time in their history. Last year, the World Series of Poker gave out $197 million in prize money.
AM 820 News anchor Robert Pankau discussed with ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg.