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2013 WSOP Statistics

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Aug 21, 2013


As I write this column, the main event has just ended and the November Nine has been determined. Although there was a small drop in the total number of players in the main event this year as compared to 2012, the 44th World Series of Poker set many records. Seth Palansky, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. compiled some interesting statistics that I’ll share here. The 2013 WSOP featured 62 events and had a total of 79,471 entries in these events. This exceeded the previous record of 75,672 entrants which occurred in 2011 by 5 percent. The total prize pool of $197,041,468 was the second largest in WSOP history. The total prize pool for the main event alone generated $59,708,800. Each of the players who will resume play in the Penn and Teller Theater on November 4 are already guaranteed more than $700,000, and the eventual ...

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