47th Annual WSOP started from May 31 and I will complete on July 19, 2016. The series features 69 events and till date 67 gold bracelets have been distributed to different poker players, who have done well in their according championship. The Final or main event of the series is underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
It was another record breaking year for the world series of poker, because a total number of 107,833 players (up 4.2%) participated to different games of the series for $221+ Million Prize pool. In the history of WSOP, it is just the second time when events attracted more than 100,000 players from 107 different countries, whereas a record 15,767 players received prizes from the tournaments.
The Payout field for this year’s WSOP series was also increased to 5% and hence it becomes a total 15%, which was only 10% in previous years of the championships.
Players from across the world took home a massive amount of $221,211,336 as cash prize and this is simply electrifying and proves the success of this great poker festival.
Average field size: – An Average field size for all 69 events was 1,563 entries and this is highest for this year. The average for all (47 years) tournament is 1,522 only.
Meanwhile the Main event of the 47th Annual world series of poker attracted a hugh field size of 6,737, which was more than 5% than previous years. Total entries generated an amount of $63,327,800 as cash prize pool and the winner will take home an enormous $8,000,000 as first prize.
There are two charity linked events are also were in the card. The first one was event#67 which was ONE DROP High Roller and another one is event#69 for ONE DROP( which is an initiative to implant water access projects in the world).
Some well known celebrities from different fields also participated in this particular poker festivals and they were Brazilian soccer star Neymar, actor and comedian Brad Garrett, an actress Cheryl Hines, actress Jennifer Tilly, German soccer player Max Kruse and Shane Warne, the cricket superstar from Australia.
Top countries from which poker players participated in 47th Annual WSOP are as follows:-
84,027 players participated from the United States and it was at first place, 4,586 players participated from Canada, 4,388 players participated from the United Kingdom (despite the ‘Brexit’ Event) and 1,293 players were from France.