There's lots of people trying to register for the 1B flight of this tournament so it might be double as tough to bust day 1A right now. On twitter it buzzes of people in long lines for registration and some people even said there's no parking space on the entire Rio property anymore. We'll have to see about that one but it is crowded here for sure. This Millionaire Maker tournament is a big hit, no one can argue with that at this point.
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The clock reads 3,397 players but that number will increase since the registers are still open. If we take into account that people who bust also will be able to sign-up for Day 1b we'll have a huge increase on the previous record.
3,700 people already signed up and a whole lot more are still waiting for their slip.
We have a $1,500 tournaments scheduled today, and it's going to be a big one! This re-entry tournaments is nicknamed the "Millionaire Maker" and not without reason. For the first time in a long time the World Series of Poker has a guaranteed prize for the winner and it's not a penny less than 1 million dollars!
At 11 a.m. local time we're starting with flight 1A and if you bust you can also sign-up for day 1B which starts at 5 p.m. It's already pretty busy in the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino this morning. On an average day some people might saunter in the hallways but today we have a whole different setting. It's crowded and everybody is excited for this big tournament to start.
How many people are going to sign up? How many people are going to battle it out for that first prize of a cool million? We'll find out in a little bit. We have 9 levels scheduled for day 1A and 1B and no dinner break.