The buy-in for this Sunday's "Big One for One Drop" World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas is $1 million; that highest entry fee in the history of professional poker. The 48 players who battle it out in this three-day charity event will vie for prize money, and an official WSOP trophy bracelet created by Richard Mille.
"This year, the profits from the tournament will be paid to the "One Drop" Foundation established by Guy Laliberté, creator of Cirque du Soleil®, which works to provide universal access to water. It is thus one of the most spectacular charitable initiatives ever undertaken in the history of poker.
Richard Mille, who is deeply touched by the initiatives of his friend Guy, wished to offer his support by creating the trophy awarded to the winner of the World Series of Poker. When designing this "tonneau shaped bracelet", Mélanie Treton-Monceyron, the brand's Artistic Director, naturally based her work on the symbolism behind the "One Drop" Foundation's mission, "water for all, all for water", to create this unique, spectacular bracelet."