Sports betting guru in basketball and one-time poker pro Haralabos (Haralabob) Voulgaris talks pretty candidly with PokerNews about why he thinks the Big One For One Drop $1M buy-in tournament didn’t sell out this year.
Rather than play himself, Haralabob just took a bunch of pieces of people in hopes to get a return on his investment, especially since some of the biggest fish in the tournament (the businessmen) were some of the first to bust. In fact, if Voulgaris were a betting man, and that’s all he is, he’d say the One Drop is a dog to continue in the future as most of the original “spots” in the tourney looked at it like a one-time favor to One Drop founder Guy Laliberté.
One guy who is still in the field is Erick Lindgren who Haralabos famously outed for owing him a ton of money from fantasy sports betting. It seems that debt is no longer a problem for Haralabos as he sold it “pennies on the dollar”, assuming he’d never get paid back.