2016 Word Series Of Poker by the numbers

In the 47-year history of the WSOP, the festival has now awarded over $2.5billion in prize money. The 2016 numbers confirmed that the WSOP is still undoubtedly the most popular live poker festival on the calendar.


2016 WSOP by the numbers

  • 107,833 entries in 69 events:  It’s  the second time the festival has ever attracted over 100,000 entries.
  • 15,767 players in the money: A record number explained by the fact that the WSOP increased the payout field to 15%, from 10% on average.
  • $221,211,336 in Prize money awarded: This year festival is only behind the two WSOP’s that featured a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament on the schedule.
  • 1,563 entries:  Average field size in 2016 
  • 6,737 entries in the Main Event, a 5% increase, creating the largest prize pool of the 2016 WSOP at $63,327,800.  The winner will receive $8,000,000.
  • $210,379,285 total prize pool:  For the fourth time in its history, the WSOP generated a total prize pool of over $200 million.
  • 41.22: Average age of the participants
  • Entries per country:  107 different nations
    1st – USA 84 027 entries; 2nd – Canada 4 586, 3rd –  United-Kingdom 4 388, 4th – France 1 293, 5th – Russia 1 280, 6th – Germany 1 169, 7th – Brazil 970, 8th – Australia 955, 9th – Austria 667

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