It’s been a record-breaking WSOP (World Series of Poker) so far.
Last week, Flight C of the Main Event set a single-day record with 4,240 entries, making this year’s Main Event officially feature 6,737 unique entrants. That means a record 1,011 players with share the $63,327,800 prize pool.
Due to this record-breaking year let’s take a look at some of the stats for this year’s WSOP:
The WSOP Main Event takes place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino July 9 – July 18; October 30-November 1 with the Final Nine.
This is the 68th event (it all started in 1970) with a $10,000 Buy-In amount, prize pool of $63,327,800 and $8,000,000 for First Place.
With 6,737 entrants in the Main Event this is the 5th highest ever and the highest number of entrants in the past 5 years. The 1,011 players who will earn pay is the most ever in history.
The value of chips in play is 336,850,000. Players start with 50,000 in chips. The physical number of chips in play includes 229,058. Each player started with 34 individual poker chips. Number of deals utilized is 866 and the number of decks of cards used is 1,522.
Players come from al over the globe with 80 countries represented. The average age of players is 40.08. The oldest player is William Wachter from Mahopac, New York. He is 95 years old. The youngest player is Evan House-Hull from Sandoval, Illinois. He is 21 years old. He survived Flight B with 92,300 in chips.
WSOP started with 6,469 male participants and just 268 female.
Notable celebrities in the play include rapper Hoodie Allen, actors Brad Garret, Ray Romano and Jennifer Tilly; comedian and actor Kevin Pollack, sports stars Brad Lidge, John Arne Riise, Richard Seymour, Antoine Winfield, Shane Warne, and Jason White; film director Nick Cassavetes and Curb Your Enthusiasm producer Gavin Polone.
The defending WSOP Champion is Joe McKeehen from Pennsylvania.
Stay tuned for more details on WSOP Main Event 2016.
Las Vegas, NV – 7/18/16
By: Jena Pugh