All in for the Bling!
After three Day 1s, the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) set a new single-day record with 4.240 single entries for Flight 1C alone bringing the field of this year’s Main Event to a total of 6.737 entrants.
1.011 players will share an amazing $63.327.800-prize pool this year for Event #68, the second to last WSOP Event of the summer with a first place prize of $8.000.000!
The 2016 Main Event field is the richest in five years and ranks 5th in the series’ history. With a starting stack of 50.000, the total value in play has reached 336.850.000 for a total of 229.058 chips in play. 866 dealers are assigned to this event dealing hands to players from 80 different countries with a total of 1.522 decks of cards.
This year’s average age is 40.08 with William Wachter, Mahopac, New York, USA (95) as the oldest player having registered and Evan House-Hull, Sandoval, Illinois, USA (21 years 19 days) as youngster. 6.469 are males and, you guessed it, 268 were ladies in this field…
All of them are in for the bling!