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Big One For Big Drop Roster Announced

The final roster for the million dollar buy in tournament Big One for Big Drop has been announced by the tournament's organizers Harrah's Entertainment.

All 48 seats for the tournament were filled, with 19 amateurs and 27 professional players being admitted.

The winner of the tournament will take home a whopping $18,346,673, with 11.1% of the tournament's take being donated to third world charities.

Other payouts for the top nine positions are:

2nd: $10,112,001

3rd: $4,352,000

4th: $2,645,333

5th: $1,834,666

6th: $1,621,333

7th: $1,408,000

8th: $1,237,333

9th: $1,109,333

The full roster of players is as follows:

Bobby Baldwin - Chief Design & Construction Officer, MGM Resorts International Age: 62

Frederic Banjout - CEO, Eden Shoes, Paris, France Age: 42

Bob Bright - CEO, Bright Trading, LLC, Las Vegas, NV Age: 72

Ilya Bulchev - Businessman, Moscow, Russia Age: 55

Roland De Wolfe - Professional Poker Player, London, England Age: 27

Tom Dwan - Professional Poker Player, Edison, NJ, USA Age: 25

Jonathan Duhamel - Professional Poker Player, Montreal, QC, Canada Age: 24

David Einhorn - U.S. Hedge Fund Manager, Rye, New York Age: 43

Antonio Esfandiari - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 33

Phil Galfond - Professional Poker Player, Potomac, Maryland Age: 27

Bertrand Grospellier - Professional Poker Player, France Age: 31

Philipp Gruissem - Professional Poker Player, Germany Age: 25

Giovanni Guarascio - Businessman, Montreal, Canada Age: 55

Phil Ivey - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 36

Eugene Katchalov - Professional Poker Player, New York, NY Age: 31

Cary Katz - CEO, College Loan Corporation, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 41

Jens Kyllönen - Professional Poker Player, Finland Age: 22

Guy Laliberté - Founder, Cirque de Soleil, Montreal, QC, Canada Age: 52

Ben Lamb - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 27

Tom Marchese - Professional Poker Player, Parsippanny, NJ Age: 24

Jason Mercier - Professional Poker Player, Davie, FL. Age: 25

Michael Mizrachi - Professional Poker Player, Miami, FL. Age: 31

John Morgan - CEO, Winmark Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Age: 71

Daniel Negreanu - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 37

Paul Newey - Chairman, New Wave Ventures, Dorset, United Kingdom Age: 43

Chamath Palihapitiya - Venture Capitalist, Burlingame, CA. Age: 35

Bill Perkins - Owner, Small Ventures (Private Equity), Houston, TX. Age: 43

Paul Phua - Businessman, Miri, Malaysia Age: 48

Brian Rast - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 30

Vivek Rajkumar - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 26

Tobias Reinkemeier - Professional Poker Player, Brighton, Germany Age: 24

Andrew Robl - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 25

Phil Ruffin - Owner, Treasure Island Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 76

Rick Salomon - Film Producer, Los Angeles, CA. Age: 44

Nick Schulman - Professional Poker Player, Manhattan, NY. Age: 27

Noah Schwartz - Professional Poker Player, Miami, FL. Age: 28

Erik Seidel - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 52

Mike Sexton - Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 64

Dan Shak - Founder, SHK Asset Management, Philadelphia, PA Age: 53

Talal Shakerchi - European Hedge Fund Manager, Surrey, England Age: 48

Mikhail Smirnov - Businessman/Poker Player, Moscow, Russia Age: 39

Justin Smith - Professional Poker Player, Los Angeles, CA. Age: 24

Brandon Steven - Businessman/Car Dealer Owner, Wichita, KS. Age: 38

Sam Trickett - Professional Poker Player, East Retford, England Age: 25

Haralabos Voulgaris - Professional Sports Handicapper, Winnipeg, Canada Age: 37

Richard Yong - Asian Businessman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Age: 54

Satellite Winner $25,300 Mega Satellite – June 30 at Rio (name) TBD Age: TBD

Satellite Winner MGM Resorts International June 30 VIP winner (name TBD) Age: TBD

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