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World Series of Poker 2022 breaks records
The World Series of Poker had its first performance on the Las Vegas Strip this year, and it surpassed all the expectations, breaking many records.
The tournament, which featured players such as Lisa Vanderpump, Vince Vaughn and Neymar Jr, moved to Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas, the future Horseshoe Las Vegas.
Caesars declared the postponement of the fifty-third tournament to 2019’s last stages, saying that the move “opens a brand-new era” after a seventeen-year stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Addition to Espen Jorstad’s win in the main tournament, his debut on the Strip gave him the biggest prize in history, and an almost record-breaking number of applications.
2022’s WSOP had 197,626 participants from more than a hundred countries who took part in the live and online tournaments, and had a record prize pool of 347,9,94 million dollars, which passed 2019’s record of 293.18 million dollars.
The main event had over 8,600 entries and made the tournament the 2nd biggest one in poker’s history. Players came from eighty-seven countries and competed against each other to win the ten million dollar prize.
“As 2022’s World Series Of Poker is coming to an end, we are looking back at another great event that passed all of our expectations. We are grateful to the participants for coming all the way here and making our debut in The Strips so successful. Fifty-two years later we became the headliner of The Strip, which would be impossible if it wasn’t for our hardworking team.”
commented T. Stewart, who is both the executive director of WSOP and SVP of Caesars Interactive.