As the dust settles on this year’s exhilarating World Series of Poker (WSOP), anticipation for WSOP 2024 is already building among poker enthusiasts. However, before we bid a final farewell to the memorable WSOP 2023 series, let’s dive into some captivating statistics, awe-inspiring records, and intriguing facts that defined this historic event.
Our big brother premium news and data analytics platform for poker, Poker Industry PRO, did an extensive data analysis revealing an astounding $403 million in prize money across 95 live bracelets, averaging an impressive $4.2 million per event. Additionally, $22 million in prize money was awarded during the WSOP US online bracelet events, exclusively catering to players from select states.
The collective sum culminated in a colossal $425 million in prize money, spanning 129 coveted bracelets. This monumental achievement propels the total prize pool for all WSOP series held since 1970 beyond a jaw-dropping $4.2 billion.
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WSOP 2023 Series Top Line Numbers:
- Total Prize Money Awarded: $425,574,082
- Bracelets Awarded: 129 (95 live + 34 online)
- Entries: 250,397
- Fee Collected: $40,317,499
Let’s take a closer look at the key statistics and fascinating facts from the 2023 WSOP, which left the poker community astonished:
- The WSOP series achieved an unprecedented milestone, surpassing the $400 million mark in total prize money for the first time in its history.
- This year’s total prize money exceeded last year’s figures by a remarkable $78 million.
- As many as 35 players were crowned millionaires during the series.
- An impressive 87 out of 129 awarded bracelets featured prize pools of at least $1 million.
- A dozen events attracted more than 5000 entries, showcasing the widespread popularity of the series.
- The average prize pool across the 95 live bracelets soared over a staggering $4.2 million, underscoring the exceptional richness of the series.
- The WSOP reaped considerable success, generating more than $40 million in fees throughout the series.
- A rising generation of talent emerged as 15 players under the age of 30 claimed their place in poker history by securing coveted bracelets.
- Phil Hellmuth, the Poker Brat, extended his lead as the all-time WSOP bracelet winner, securing his 17th bracelet during this year’s edition.
- As many as four players showcased their exceptional prowess, winning two gold bracelets each, a feat that stands as a rare achievement.
- The total prize pool generated across the entire history of the WSOP series now exceeds an astounding $4.2 billion, marking its enduring legacy in the world of poker.
WSOP 2023 didn’t stop at setting records; it shattered them with remarkable milestones:
- Largest WSOP series in terms of prize money — $425m+
- Largest turnout across the entire series — 250k+
- Largest participation in a $10,000 buy-in tournament — 10,043
- Largest prize pool in poker history — $93.39 million — WSOP Main Event
- Biggest winning prize in poker history- – $12.1 million by Daniel Weinman
- Second-largest participation in a live event — 23,088 at Gladiators of Poker
- Most millionaires in a single series — 35
- Oldest participant in the WSOP Main Event — 100-year-old Gene Calden of Florida
- Most number of female players in the Main Event — 395
- Biggest Ladies event in poker history — 1295, $1.15 million prize pool
- Biggest seniors event — 8140, $7.28 million prize pool
As the poker community reflects on the remarkable accomplishments of the WSOP 2023 series, anticipation builds for the next edition of this iconic event. The WSOP 2024 is expected to return to Horseshoe Las Vegas & Paris Las Vegas at the end of May next summer, leaving approximately 312 days to eagerly await the next thrilling chapter in poker’s most prestigious saga.