The 2015 edition of the WSOP presently ongoing in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Vegas is on record-setting pace, following that which was an record-breaking year in 2014.
With 34 official WSOP gold bracelet occasions complete (and 34 more to visit), the 46th Annual WSOP is pacing to get the biggest when it comes to participation within the series’ storied 46-year history. Already this WSOP has witnessed three from the seven biggest live poker competitions ever (Event #5, Event #16 and Event #28) which in fact had 22,374 (#1 all-time), 7,275 (#6 all-time) and seven,192 (#7 all-time) records correspondingly.
Up to now, 59,395 records happen to be totalled – up 48% versus the first 34 occasions in 2014 (40,216 records). In 2014, for the whole time period of the WSOP, typically 1,267 gamers took part in a WSOP event and also the entire series received a record 82,360 entries.
So far in 2015, the typical records per event are up 38%, to at least 1,747.
Gamers from 98 nations have previously took part in occasions this WSOP, well on pace to top last year’s 110 country mark.
When it comes to prize money granted, the 34 official WSOP gold bracelet occasions have granted $70,095,110, up 10% from 2014 in the same point. ($63,726,545). Each event is calculating a $2,061,620 prize pool, up $187,310 over 2014.
Between official WSOP gold bracelet, Daily Deepstack, single and mega satellites, as many as 116,977 records happen to be recorded in the 2015 WSOP. (Note these amounts don’t include participation in cash games, which we don’t track).
“This year more than ever before, all poker fanatics are welcome here,” stated WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We hope the Wsop is around the radar associated with a poker player, no matter bankroll and experience. The town of Vegas continues to be abuzz because the WSOP opening weekend. It’s great to determine poker being performed through the city, and at the Rio the gamers have taken care of immediately our new and varied spread of choices in record amounts this season. We honestly think the rear 1 / 2 of our schedule is equally as exciting along with the WSOP Primary Event just a couple of days away beginning July 5, we’re positive the brand new ‘pay 1,000′ places plan can help drive that event to new levels too.”
Talking about records, in 2015, the WSOP has accomplished the next firsts in poker history
? Largest live poker tournament ever held: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 22,374 entries
? Most unique players in any poker tournament: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 14,284 persons
? Most players to ever cash in one poker event: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 2,241 places paid
? Number of countries represented in one event: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 98 countries
? Largest Prize Pool for any event under $5,000: 2015 WSOP Event #5: $11,187,000
? Largest 1st Place Prize for a $1,000 or under buy-in: 2015 WSOP Event #5: $638,880
? Best single day attendance at WSOP: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 12,172 entries (Sat. May 30)
? Largest live re-entry event ever held: 2015 WSOP Event #5: 22,374 entries
? Largest live non-hold’em poker tournament: 2015 WSOP Event #26: 1,293 entries (Pot-Limit Omaha)