Beau Rivage poker tournament offers million dollar prize

By David Elliott - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Some of America's top professional poker players are competing in Biloxi's World Poker Tour Championship at Beau Rivage.

When the tournament began, 283 players were at the tables. By Saturday, six players will be competing for a top prize of a million dollars.

"The winner also gets a $25,000 seat at the world championship in Las Vegas," said Director of Poker Operations Ken Lambert.

Saturday's final event will be nationally televised. It represents great publicity for the coast's casino industry.

"It's big recognition for Beau Rivage and Biloxi," said Lambert.

The final event takes place Saturday at 4pm inside Beau Rivage's grand ball room. The public is invited to come and watch six players compete for a million dollars.