WSOP Sets Another Attendance Record

by Lou on July 2, 2007

Nolan Dalla reported that he World Series of Poker set another attendance record today as the largest number of poker players ever to enter a preliminary event packed into the Rio on June 30. Event No. 49 of this year’s WSOP attracted a whopping 3,151 entries, making it the busiest day in the 38-year history of the WSOP.

The record number shattered the old high mark of 2,998 set during the first week of the World Series. The previous record was set in Event No. 3, a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em championship, won by Ciaran O’Leary from Ireland.

The $1,500 buy-in events each weekend have attracted huge fields. This event is expected to last three days. First place will pay $722,914 to the winner. Overall, 324 players will receive prize money out of a total pool exceeding $4.3 million.

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