The world’s biggest baccarat event is here again. The 3rd leg of Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship began on August 8, 2014 and will run till March 28, 2015. The prize money to be won in the event is a staggering sum of $10,000,000.
What is the tournament about?
The first Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship was held from Oct 2012 and ran till March 2013. It consisted of 12 events covering many venues. The venues comprised of seven casinos in Las Vegas and other in Pennsylvania, Singapore and Macau. The inaugural championship attracted 30,000 enthusiastic players.
In the third year of the tournament the event is set to be bigger and better. Participants in the Las Vegas events will play for a prize pool of $1.59 million. There is $30000 worth of daily cash prize pool. The top finishers every day get to participate in the semi-final rounds. These rounds are a part of Ruby Dragon Baccarat Tournament. In the top players list, only six in total will receive the invitation to play in the Royal Dragon Baccarat Tournament, which has a prize pool of $1 million.
The top three players from the Golden Dragon leg of the tournament get to play at the Global Final event. Marina Bay Sands hosts the event and the participants get complimentary stay and also travel fare to Singapore. They also get allowances for food and beverages.
How does the tournament help baccarat?
Baccarat is witnessing a surge in global popularity of late. It has long been the favourite of the high rollers. But in the recent years casino fans are taking to baccarat and casino owners have made sure that they keep the draw of big and small players to the baccarat tables.
Baccarat has also been a part of popular culture and features in novels and movies. However, other casino table games were enjoying more popularity – namely poker and blackjack. Now baccarat seems to be getting its due on the popularity factor.
With the tournament, baccarat is making news and every year the number of participants increase and there is more awareness about the event as well as the game. It is set to only go upwards from here.