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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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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