International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) have announced they will be staging the largest ever poker tournament at Wembley Stadium in autumn 2012 with a record guaranteed prize fund of $30 million.
ISPT aims to create the largest poker event every year, each time in a prestigious stadium and in a different country, and this will be their first event. The tournament is scheduled to take place over five days, with tens of thousands competing online on day one on tablet computers in the stadium’s stands hoping to make the final 3000 who actually take a seat on poker tables on the pitch for live play the following day.
Each of these 3000 players will earn a piece of the 30M$ guaranteed prize fund, but the big money is reserved for the final table where the last 10 players will compete for 17.5M$, with the winner receiving 10M$.
Only players who have purchased or won their ticket may participate at the event and these tickets may be bought or won exclusively from ISPT’s partner distributors, on-line poker sites and operators of physical poker rooms. More details, including the event date, will be announced on www.ispt.com in due course.