The World Series has crossed the equator – 47 of 95 gold bracelets have found owners. While it’s too early to draw any conclusions during the festival, Poker Industry Pro summed up the interim results and said with certainty that WSOP 2023 will be the record-breaking event in its 53-year history.
As of June 22, registrations have surpassed the six-figure mark, with 105,000 registered for just 47 tournaments. In terms of prize money, in less than a month, the players shared 150 million US dollars. The average prize pool per event is $3.20, and from raw stats, 38 of the 47 events have prize pools in excess of $1,000,000 – roughly 80% of all WSOP events.
By mid-series, the organizers had earned an additional $14.6 million — the amount of withheld commissions and additional staff costs.
Nevertheless, indicators point to a drop in prize money for some events. championship. The Poker Players Tournament, the second most popular event at the WSOP, attracted just 99 players compared to 112 last year. The field for the $10,000 Razz Tournament is similarly smaller — 102 entries compared to 125 in 2022.
Despite the individual events, the series has broken records and shown great performances. According to Poker Industry Pro, the festival’s total prize pool will exceed $400,000,000,000, thanks largely to the Main Event.
The main event will take up a large portion of the total prize pool. With hundreds of seats open, turnout is expected to be record high. At least three poker rooms – PokerOK, ACR and WSOP – have already given away more than 700 tickets and are continuing to give away packages, the latter of which will also host the largest satellite with a $10,000 entry.
Unfortunately, Russian players have yet to win a bracelet, but they have managed to enter the bonus dozens of times. Our poker player series is also half way through to fulfill their potential.