Total Number of Entries Up 12.2% From Last Year

Published on 2017-07-18 15:43:00

The King press conference - The attendance is up at the World Series of Poker.Players from 111 different countries turned out in droves for this year's World Series of Poker, as the largest tournament series in the world set a number of new records.

The 2017 World Series of Poker received a total of 120,995 entries, up 12.2% from last year.

The total prize pool for the 2017 World Series of Poker was $231,010,874, which is the largest number in history. In total, the WSOP has doled out nearly $3 billion in total prize money over its 48 year history.

The average field size in 2017 was 1,635 entries, up considerably from last year's 1,563 average.

A total of 16,814 players received some sort of a payout from a World Series of Poker event this summer.

The WSOP main event was the third largest in its history, with a total of 7,221 players creating a total prize pool of $67,877,400. The eventual winner of the event will walk away with $8,150,000.


Here is some more data from this year's WSOP:

Average Age: 41.42
Male Participation: 94.6%
Female Participation: 5.4%

Most Entries by Country:

1. United States, 94,087
2. Canada, 4,951
3. United Kingdom, 4,310
4. France, 1,546
5. Australia, 1,223


Source: - 48th Annual WSOP Reaches All-Time Highs


Filed Under: World Series of Poker

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