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2023 World Series of Poker shatters several records

21 July 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Following eight historic weeks of nonstop play, the 54th annual World Series of Poker officially concluded at the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas on 18 July. The 2023 tournament was nothing short of incredible, shattering 12 long-held records – including the largest Main Event entrant field in the history of the WSOP – surprising with celebrity appearances from the likes of Chef & Restaurateur Guy Fieri, WNBA All-Star Guard Kelsey Plum, boxing champion Ryan Garcia, former soccer star Sergio Aguero and more.

The summer’s action concluded with Daniel Weinman’s historic Main Event win, making him the first American to take home the World Champion title since 2018 and cementing him in poker history as the player to take down the largest Main Event field ever.

“Poker is back, and it never went anywhere,” said WSOP Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart. “Establishing records all summer long and crossing the unthinkable 10,000 entry mark is huge not just for the WSOP but for the game itself. We look forward to continuing the momentum through the rest of the year with WSOP Circuit Events, WSOP Europe and the new WSOP Paradise. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your trip for 2024.”
2023 WSOP By the Numbers

- In total, the 2023 WSOP live bracelet events saw a total of 214,641 entries from over 114 different countries with a record-breaking $402,808,892 total prize pool, eclipsing the previous record of $347,941,800 set in 2022.
- The 2023 Main Event attracted a total of 10,043, shattering the previous record of 8,773 and becoming the biggest WSOP Main Event in history with a staggering $93,339,900 prize pool—the biggest in poker history.
- The 2023 WSOP broke attendance records in more than 10 events including the Main Event, High Roller 8-Handed, Razz, Monster Stack NLHE, Seniors Event, PLO Championship, Tag Team Championship, Millionaire Maker, Salute to Warriors NLHE, PLO High Roller and Ladies NHLE.
- A total of 32,282 places were paid, setting an all-time record for total payouts in series history.
- This year’s WSOP also set the record for the number of events exceeding million-dollar prize pools, including $1 million (77), $2 million (50), $5 million (19), and $10 million (six).
- This year, 36 players each won more than a $1 million dollar prize – an all-time record.

Although this year’s tournament is over, the action continues with the return of the WSOP-Circuit (WSOP-C) for its 19th season and the newly announced, first-ever WSOP Paradise, taking place at Atlantis Bahamas from Dec. 3-14. Additional information on individual circuit events, including circuit schedules and structure sheets, can be found on each respective property’s website or by visiting

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