POKER

Money over prestige? The results are in!

TAGs: big one for one drop, calvinayrecom, Las Vegas, poker month 2012, wsop main event

big one for one drop kicks off thumbSin City has, since May, been playing host to the World Series of Poker and all the hullabaloo that comes with it. 2012 has seen that ramped up to a whole new level with the inclusion of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop Event that had a prize topping $18 million for the winner.

What this has done, is to make those following the sport question themselves. What means more: money or prestige? To get to the bottom of this we decided to pose the following question to our readership: Which WSOP Event would you rather win?

The results made rather surprising reading as the one with the storied history, the WSOP Main Event, came out in second/last place with 45 percent of the votes.

It meant the $1 million Big One for One Drop finished out in front with 55 percent of readers plumping for the higher payday over being classed as poker royalty.

That isn’t to say the Big One for One Drop is something that should be criticized. Far from it. The fact that it’s a $1 million buy-in means poker’s elite players, plus the odd businessman, are the only ones that can make the buy-in without independent backing. It guarantees that winning it will mean you have beaten one of the best fields at the entire WSOP and there’s the obvious payday to go with that.

It was a close poll and by no means unanimous amongst our readers that the Big One is the Best One. A win’s a win though.

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Interest has been high ever since we started our weekly email to keep you updated about everything that’s new on the tablog. This includes the latest video interviews, features from respected contributors and the number one gambling news service that you know us for.

With new content being put up on a daily basis and more video content than ever before we wanted to know if you think we should change the way things are done. Check back this time next week to see whether the email will be getting a more regular gig and until then…happy voting!

Find more on WSOP and CalvinAyre.com’s Poker month coverage.

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