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(pokernews.com)- Records were set on many fronts this summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker. The 22,374 total entries in The Colossus were by far the most of any live tournament in history, and the 14,284 unique entries this event generated were easily the most ever for any live event, let alone the WSOP. The Colossus was also the catalyst that led several to more WSOP records being set. Among them were a total of 103,512 total entries spread across 68 events with 11,643 total cashes in those events.
Colossus or not, topping six figures in entries is no small feat achieved by the WSOP, and it’s the first time the WSOP ever surpassed 100,000. Once again they’ve raised the bar and shown that the WSOP is the most popular poker series around. Knowing this year’s total entries were 21,152 more than last year’s 82,360, the Colossus stands out as the booming schedule addition.
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As for prize money, the 2015 festival generated $210,379,285. That’s the third most all time for the WSOP, only behind 2012 and 2014 when there was the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop on the schedule.
All told, the WSOP has awarded an astounding $2,278,264,214 in prize money throughout its 46-year history. That’s right — more than two billion.
2015 WSOP Stats
- Total Entries: 103,512
- Total Prize Pool: $210,379,285
- Total Places Paid: 11,638
- Main Event Entries: 6,420
- Main Event Prize Pool: $60,348,000
- Largest 1st-Place Prize: $7,680,021
- Average 1st-Place Prize: $558,571
- Average Age: 41.04 (male: 40.82; female: 44.86)
- Male Participation: 94.56% (97,887 entries)
- Female Participation: 5.43% (5,625 entries)
- Countries Represented: 111
- Top 10 Entries by Country:
- United States: 82,439
- Canada: 4,871
- United Kingdom: 3,466
- France: 1,236
- Russia: 1,150
- Brazil: 1,077
- Germany: 1,040
- Australia: 778
- Italy: 674
- Austria: 537
- S. States Represented: 50
Of the 68 gold bracelet events on this year’s schedule, 12 were new additions this year when compared to last year. Those events were as follows:
- Event #5: $565 “The Colossus” NLHE
- Event #6: $1,000 Hyper NLHE
- Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E
- Event #42: $1,500 Extended-Play NLHE
- Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors’ NLHE
- Event #55: $1,500 DraftKings 50/50 NLHE
- Event #56: $5,000 Turbo NLHE
- Event #60: $25,000 PLO High Roller
- Event #62: $1,500 NLHE Bounty
- Event #64: $1,000 WSOP.com Online NLHE
- Event #66: $777 “Lucky 7s” NLHE
- Event #67: $10,000 6-Max Dealer’s Choice
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