$100m tournament for Macau?

$100m tournament for Macau?

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

It's been home to some of the biggest cash games ever seen but could Macau now be in line to host the world's richest tournament? That is what American businessman William Murray hinted at in an interview with Gaming Today magazine.

Murray, who represents one of five Chinese businessmen said to be involved in the proposed Macau Pro Am, said that plans were under way for a record breaking event in spring 2013 that would feature a prize pool of between $65m and $100m and a potential Main Event first prize of $25m.

"The current goal is to have 500 participants with one-third coming from the Far East, one-third from the U.S., and one-third from other countries," Murray said. "The subscription for the seats in the Far East has already been taken."

A $100m prize pool featuring 500 players would mean a whopping buy-in of $200,000, steep even by super high roller standards. Given the way the cash action is booming in Macau though, anything is possible.

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