WSOP Stats at the Halfway Mark

by Lou on June 21, 2010

RioAs the 2010 World Series of Poker cruises past the halfway mark, it has all the earmarks of a successful year.  More than 30,500 entries registered for the first twenty-nine events, which is a gain of nearly seven percent compared to last year’s numbers.

While the number of entries rose, the prize money fell—though just slightly.  Last year the first 29 events paid out $56.3 million compared to $53.6 million in 2010.

An event-by-event comparison doesn’t shed much light on things either.  The first $1,500 no-limit hold’em event attracted 2,791 last year, but only 2,092 in 2010, a drop of 25 percent.  However the seniors no-limit hold’em event had 3,141 entrants this year, which represents a big jump over the 2,707 players who entered a year ago.

All in all, it looks like 2010 will be a good year for the WSOP—in line with what they experienced last year, and maybe a little better.  It’s too early to really tally how things stack up until they’re busily sweeping out the Rio and all the players have gone home to await this year’s November Nine.

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