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WSOP leaks News of $10m Prize for Main Event Winner

by Jeremy Olson on February 1, 2014

wsop-main-event-payoutHere’s a great way to attract more players to the 2014 WSOP Main Event: offer a $10 million guaranteed prize! We’re not sure whether the WSOP is truly planning on doing this, but according to recent news, they accidentally put something on their website which indicates plans to do so.

As reported by PocketFives, WSOP.com posted a schedule for the 2014 events, and they put a snippet about a $10 million prize where the Main Event was listed. Here’s a look at what PocketFives wrote:

A schedule for this year’s series was temporarily published at WSOP.com/2014 and showed that the WSOP Main Event would start on July 5 with the first of three Day 1s. In parenthesis next to “Day 1A,” “Day 1B,” and “Day 1C’ was a note that read, “$10 million 1st Place Prize.” The website has since been taken down; trying to access WSOP.com/2014 now yields a “Forbidden” message.

Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth Palansky told iGaming on Friday, “Nothing is finalized yet. We’re still working through some things on the schedule and nothing should be taken as final.”

As Palansky alluded to, nothing is set in stone for the 2014 WSOP. Seeing as how they don’t want to commit to anything, it’s no surprise that any mention of a $10m guaranteed prize was quickly taken down. Of course, this isn’t confirmation that they don’t still have plans to guarantee $10m to first place.

The biggest Main Event payout in history belongs to Jamie Gold, who won the 2006 Main Event along with $12 million. If the 2014 ME champ does indeed collect at least $10 million, this would be the second largest Main Event payout ever. Currently, Peter Eastgate has the second biggest prize at $9,152,416, which came through the 2008 Main Event.