2007 World Series of Poker Smashes Attendance Records!

by Lou on June 10, 2007

June 9, 2007 is the busiest day in WSOP history
As the World Series of Poker enters it second week, it shows no signs of slowing down. Yesterday saw the largest number of poker players ever to enter a single day of events at the WSOP.

WSOP Communications maven Nolan Dalla, pictured left, reports that these two tournaments combined for a record 3,009 entries. The $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event attracted 2,628 entries. The $2,500 buy-in HORSE championship attracted 381 players, making it the largest HORSE tournament in history. No single day in the 38-year history of the WSOP has been busier. In fact, the huge turnout is believed to be the biggest tournament day if any poker event held anywhere.

The record number of players beat the old mark by 11 participants. One week ago 2,998 tournament players registered for that day’s events.

The largest poker tournament in history remains the 2006 WSOP $10,000 buy-in championship event, with 8,773 players. However, that official “Day One” was divided across four separate dates, due to the enormous size of the field.

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