The Florida Million is back, and it’s even bigger than before. Earlier this year six Florida poker rooms got together to offer this unprecedented tournament series that had players qualifying in their respective participating rooms around the Sunshine State. The top 10 percent from each qualifier congregated at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg for the final, ultimately crowning Charlie Miller of Palmetto its first champion.
This month the Florida Million kicks off with seven qualifying rooms (Orange Park Kennel Club, Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Mardi Gras Casino, Derby Lane, Naples-Ft. Myers Greyhound Track, Palm Beach Kennel Club and Pensacola Greyhound Park) and a new finals location (PBKC) on Dec. 11-12.
“We are very excited to be hosting the second Florida Million,” PBKC tournament director Joe Conti said. “After the success of the first Florida Million and the attendance and attention it received, we’re expecting the Florida Million II to be even more popular, making it likely the largest and most special event in state history.”
The premise for the event will be the same: Players qualify in participating rooms and if they finish in the top 10 percent they’ll move on with those chips to the final in West Palm Beach. There will be satellites offered daily at most locations to help fray the cost of the $550 entry, but you can buy-in directly to the Day 1 events.
“With four Day 1 qualifiers (Nov. 6, 13, 21 and 27 at noon) and three weekly $30 satellites, having an opportunity to be a part of this huge special event is available to all players,” Conti said of PBKC’s schedule.
Last time, 2,349 entrants played in the Million, with 235 cashing and advancing to Derby Lane. For info regarding Day 1 schedules and satellites be sure to check the Where to Play pages in Ante Up, go to flmillion.com or contact the participating poker rooms.