314 Players Contend for $3,070,050 at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio!!
World Poker Tour Events Continue Dramatic Growth; Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio Makes Huge Jump in Players, Prize Money and First Place Payout is an article from Businesswire.com.
Here's a bit: "314 Players Contend for $3,070,050 in the High Stakes WPT Tournament... The Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV, which is currently in progress, is the latest event on the WORLD POKER TOUR to demonstrate the domino effect of the television show's huge popularity. Tour records have been set in each of the stops and the Five Diamond World Poker Classic is no exception with a huge increase in players, prize money and first place payout over the previous year's tournament.
314 players signed up for this week's event, which will culminate on December 18, 2003 with the filming of the Final Table for broadcast as part of the WORLD POKER TOUR series on The Travel Channel."