Support One Drop by Bidding to Announce WSOP Main Event "Shuffle Up and Deal"
If you've ever wanted to hold the microphone and make the iconic "shuffle up and deal" announcement in the World Series of Poker Main Event, you can now do so for the right price.
In a listing on charity auction site CharityBuzz.com, bidding is open for a prize package that includes making the famed announcement, taking a private poker lesson with 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela, and touring the WSOP television production with front-row seating for two.
The winning bidder will also be booked for a three-night stay in a deluxe room at The Cromwell, with dinner for two at Giada, the first restaurant opened by celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis.
Bidding, which is open through 12 p.m. ET on March 17, opened at $1,000 and is at $2,252 after six bids at time of writing. The winning bid will benefit One Drop, a charity dedicated to providing access to safe water for those in need.
The WSOP and One Drop began working together since 2012, when the two groups teamed up for the inaugural $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. Of the massive seven-figure buy-in, $111,111 of each entry went to the One Drop Foundation. Since that first event, the WSOP has held several other tournaments in partnership with One Drop that span buy-ins of $1,111 and $111,111, including a second $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in 2014.
According to the WSOP, "the poker community via the World Series of Poker has donated more than $13,500,000 since the partnership began in 2012 — enough to directly impact the lives of over 135,000 people."