The Zeitgeist

World Series of Poker

Now in full swing, the World Series of Poker is squarely at the center of the poker universe.

Its successes and perceived shortcomings are the topic of traditional and social media alike. Numbers for the first 15 events were released over the weekend, and though the order of events differs from last year rendering a year-on-year comparison impractical, thus far the series has produced a total of 38,933 entries and $34,119,350 in prize money.