The current World Serious of Poker Main Event was attended by the record number of poker players this year. The third stage of the first day at the 2016 WSOP Main Event held on Monday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was visited by 4,240 participants. It is interesting to note that an entry fee is fairly high. To take part in the tournament and compete for a WSOP title, it is necessary to ten thousand dollars as a buy-in.
All three phases of Day 1 at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event attracted 6,737 entrants. The last time such a huge number of participants were observed in 2011. The winner of the tournament will be able to pocket 8 million dollars. As for the total prize pool of the competition, it reached $63,327,800.
Furthermore, one should not forget that cash prizes are provided for more than 1,000 gamblers. This is explained by the fact that the organizers of the Main Event have agreed to provide payouts for 15% of entrants, instead of traditional 10%. It is undeniable that many players have really appreciated this new paragraph of the regulations.
However, they donít want to receive the lowest possible payout that is equal to $15,000. All participants of the 2016 World Serious of Poker Main Event intend to take part in the final round at the Penn & Teller Theater on October 30. Viewers will be able to see nine top finishers at the final table. Cash prizes will be obtained by those who reach the fourth day of the tournament.
It is interesting to describe the geographical distribution of entrants. The 2016 WSOP Main Event includes representatives of eighty states. It is obvious that players from the United States prevail. One of them is Joe McKeehen, who won the previous tournament and earned 7,600,000 dollars.