Restaurant Manager Wins Cool Million at World Series of Poker Event

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by in Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. No Comments.

In the very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Millionaire Maker Tournament at Rio Las Vegas, Benny Chen, a restaurant manager from Prince Edward Island, Canada won $1.2 million and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Just another typical day in Vegas!

One of the perks of winning a WSOP event? Getting a photo op with “Jubilee!” showgirls, of course.

It's good to be the champ.

It’s good to be the champ.

Chen is an amateur poker player, and beat out a field of 6,344 entrants in this particular tournament. The World Series of Poker has a variety of distinct tournaments within it, the most recognized being the Main Event which takes place July 6-15, 2013.

Chen’s exact prize money was $1,199,104. He’s the 257th millionaire the World Series of Poker has created.

Four letters worth memorizing.

Four letters worth memorizing.

All nine players at the Millionaire Maker Tournament final table earned six-figure prizes. Which leads us to believe we should spend less time blogging and more time learning poker.

For all the latest news from the 2013 World Series of Poker at the Rio, visit the official site. This year’s gathering has reached the midway point, but there’s still time to buy in and get a piece of the action!



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