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World Series Of Poker Draws Record Number Of Entries

82,360 Total Entries Across 65 Bracelet Events Bests Last Year By 3.6 Percent


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The final numbers are in.

The 2014 World Series of Poker, which had 65 summer bracelet events this year, drew 82,360 total entries. It’s a new record, beating last year’s mark by 3.6 percent.

That figure includes the currently ongoing main event.

The total prize money awarded this summer will be $225,584,873, which is also a record.

The 65 events this summer was an all-time high as well. Last year, there were 62 bracelet events. A decade ago, just 33 bracelets were awarded in the summer.

Expect numbers to continue to grow, as the WSOP shows no signs of slowing down. Though, some have complained in the past that too many bracelets are being awarded these days.

“There is only one WSOP,” World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart said in a statement. “We’re humbled to have seen this kind of response to our 10th series at the Rio. More than ever before, we embraced the challenge to have something for everyone who loves the game. With some of the biggest events ever organized it is clear poker remains strong and its best days are ahead. We can’t wait to start planning for next year.”

The record turnout this summer was partly thanks to two mammoth no-limit hold’em events. The $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker and the $1,500 buy-in Monster Stack drew fields of 7,977 and 7,862, respectively. Event no. 3 ($1,000 pot-limit Omaha) helped as well, as it attracted 1,128 entries, making it the largest field ever in a live non-hold’em event.

Here are some other notable stats provided by the WSOP:

Average First-Place Prize: $792,507
Average Age: 38.93
Average Age of Casher: 37.66 (excludes main event)
Average Age of Final Tablist: 35.32 (excludes main event)
Male Participation: 94.72 percent (78,009 entries)
Female Participation: 5.28 percent (4,351 entries)

In addition, players from 107 different countries competed in bracelet events this summer. However, Americans won 52 of them (prior to the main event).

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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over 7 years ago

If you keep adding events and high buy in tourneys of course your entrants and money will go up. They will keep adding on until the players don't show up then they will cut the # of events. Next year 68 or 70 events.