According to Caesars Entertainment, the organisers of the World Series of Poker, this years edition of the tournament is doing quite well ndash; even breaking a couple of records.
The main event itself is a big success: the total entry list involves 6,598 names, which makes it the fifth largest in WSOP history, but 3.8 percent down from 2011. This number of players generated a prize pool of $62,021,200, $8,527,982 of which will go to the winner.
In addition, seven figure prizes will be taken by the top 7 players, with the biggest prize list being the following:
On the other hand, the total of all prize pools in the 43rd WSOP amount to $222,035,192 – almost $30 million more than last year. The biggest boost was probably the Big One for One Drop event with its $1 million buy-in.
According to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, ldquo;Were still in pokers golden age, at least when WSOP gold bracelets are on the line. We cant thank the players enough for their continued support of the WSOP and for once again putting a bad beat on market conditions.rdquo;