One Drop-satellite winner sells ticket to sports bettor

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posted Tuesday Jun 19th 2012 at 07:22 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Canadian hobby player Carlos Nahas has sold his ticket for The Big One for One Drop. The buyer is his compatriot Haralabos Voulgaris.

$1,000,000 on the line was a tad too much for one tournament. That's what Carlos Nahas seemed to figure out. 


In May the 33-year-old hobby player won a ticket for the million dollar tournament through a $25K satellite held by Loto-Québec, but he's decided to sell his ticket. 


The buyer is his compatriot Haralabos Voulgaris who's known as the world's best NBA bettor but who's also an avid poker player with lots of high stakes experience. 


"My main motivation for playing this tournament was the field," says Voulgaris and continues: "Its a high buyin tournament, so that aspect of it is very exciting. In addition the field isn't exactly replete with professionals. There are a lot of casual players entered in this tournament so I think its quite possibly one of the highest ev tournaments ever."


Carlos Nahas only played the $25K satellite because he was given the entry by his friend Keith Hamilton, who had won the entry in a slot machine. 


The price of the One Drop ticket is unknown, but it's rumored to favor both Nahas and Hamilton. 


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Article photo: Haralabos Voulgaris during the EPT Grand Final 2012 in Monaco. 

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