Bill Perkins Floats Idea for a $100 Million GTD Tournament

Multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and avid poker player Bill Perkins has let it be known that he is pondering whether to host the largest poker tournament ever - a massive $100 million guaranteed prize pool.

By: Charles Rettmuller

The Thirst Lounge founder posted his idea on social media recently, asking his followers for feedback on whether or not they would buy-in. Perkins' tweet was in the form of a poll and the results indicated that supporters are in the majority.

Responses to the tweet were plentiful, with many expressing ideas of their own as to how to Perkins might reach the lofty guarantee without dipping into his own deep pockets. Multiple Day 1s at casinos throughout the country seems a good bet to draw in the masses, with re-buys and re-entries included.

The record for the largest poker tournament is the 2006 WSOP Main Event that attracted 8,773 players who created a $82,512,162 prize pool. Jamie Gold took home the title and $12,000,000 in prize money.

partypoker held the largest ever online poker tournament late last year, shooting for the stars with a $20M guaranteed MILLIONS Online that reached $21,385,000 in total prize money. A heads-up deal resulted in the winner, Manuel “Sheparentao” Ruivo, scoring a $2,329,943 payday.

Perkins certainly dreams big. But then again, why not?


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