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World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

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Steve Marcus Poker players complete in day 2c of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This year’s tournament signed up 7,221 gamers, the third-highest involvement in WSOP history and the biggest overall since 2010, officials stated.

Monday, July 17, 2017|3:25 p.m.

2017 WSOP: Day 2c

Launch slideshow” The World Series of Poker has actually had a record-breaking summertime in Las Vegas. Organizers on Monday said the yearly poker extravaganza shattered its participation record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared with 2016.

The reward swimming pool of the 74-event series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Gambling establishment is likewise the largest in its 48-year history, totaling up to over $231 million.

The series’ marquee occasion, called the Centerpiece, is still happening. The premier poker competition drew in 7,221 gamers. The fewer than 30 staying individuals are contending for a grand reward of more than $8.1 million.

This year’s Main Event participation represents a boost of 7.2 percent compared with 2016, but it did not break the record of 8,773 players embeded in 2006.