The Third Largest Poker Tournament Series in History: WSOP 2021, By the Numbers The Third Largest Poker Tournament Series in History: WSOP 2021, By the Numbers
Courtesy of PokerGO

After 54 days and nearly 100 gold bracelets winners, thousands of players and hundreds of millions in prize money awarded, the first World Series of Poker in a post-covid world is finally in the books.

The organizers are still tallying the final numbers and the press releases are yet to be published. But, based on official event reports from organizers, supported by the PokerNews live reporting team, PRO has crunched the numbers: The 52nd Annual World Series of Poker paid out $237,986,230 million in prize money.

It collected 127,245 entrants over 99 gold bracelet events, of which eleven of these were played out online. It marks the third largest series in history by total prize money awarded, and the second largest in total entries.

If prize money collected from the wider international WSOP Online on GGPoker is included, a staggering $347 million was paid out in total prize money in 2021.