69 Registered for Guangdong Asia Millions

69 players have registered so far for the Guangdong Asia Millions, according to official reports, as day 1 of the super highroller event gets underway.

Registration is still open for the first four levels, so “another couple of millionaire strays may wander past,” as the PokerStars blog post puts it.

A live stream is available from PokerStars.TV. Stars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is playing at the feature table.

The exclusive invite-only tournament in Macau, organized in conjunction with the Guangdong junket operator, is a HKD $1m buyin event (USD $130k) and two rebuys of HKD $1m are permitted at any time in the first four levels.

69 entrants is a bit below recent expectations. But the prize pool currently stands at just under $9m, and if enough players take advantage of the rebuys then it will still likely exceed the originally expected $10m prize pool and make it one of the largest tournaments ever outside of the WSOP main event.