Millionaire Maker tourney ups payout; final table likely Tuesday

The immense interest generated by the Millionaire Maker tournament at the World Series of Poker has caused some changes to the event.

After 6,343 entrants signed up for the $1,500 no limit hold ’em event at the Rio on Saturday, the first-place winner will now get $1,198,680, and the final table will likely be decided Tuesday instead of late today.

The top nine finishers will have at least six-figure paydays, with the top 648 players now finishing in the money.

The final tally made this the largest live $1,500 buy-in event of all time and the eighth-largest live poker tournament ever. Only seven WSOP main events have had larger fields.