July 9, 2024 3 min read


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2024 WSOP Main Event’s 10,112 Turnout Breaks Attendance Record

The 55th edition of the WSOP Main Event has reached a new attendance record with 10,112 entrants, following 2023’s record field of 10,043 defeated by Daniel Weinman

Poker’s richest, longest-serving, and most prestigious worldwide tournament part of Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Digital, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is celebrating its 55th edition this year. 

The gaming event, which has already distributed more than $4 billion in cash prizes along with the mouth-watering gold bracelet that is recognized as the sport’s top prize, has reached a new attendance record with 10,112 entrants registering for a chance to go home with $10 million as the first-place prize

Single-Day Record With 5,014 Entrants 

On July 6, the 2024 WSOP Main Event set a spectacular single-day record when no less than 5,014 entrants were recorded joining the field of players as part of flight 1D. 

Together they contributed to the largest prize pool in the history of live tournament poker. Namely, 1,517 skilled players will get their fair share of a massive $94,041,600 prize pool.

Once the final registration was officially closed, this year’s edition broke the event’s all-time attendance record with 10,112 official entrants. 

10,000, “the New Magic Number for the WSOP Main Event”

The new record comes one summer after the previous 17-year record was taken down in 2023 when Daniel Weinman from Atlanta, Georgia managed to beat the year’s record field of 10,043 entrants. 

As commented by the WSOP’s executive director, Ty Stewart, “10,000 entrants has become the new magic number for the WSOP Main Event.”

Stewart called this year’s attendance “overwhelming” since the event was relocated to the Las Vegas Strip while taking the opportunity to thank their “partners, team members, and most of all, the players for another unforgettable summer.”

Guaranteed $1M Payout for Final Table Players

As mentioned earlier, the WSOP champion will take home a whopping $10 million. All nine players who will be seated at the Final Table will soop up guaranteed cash prizes of $1 million

The runner-up will grab $6 million, followed by $4 million for third place, $3 million for fourth position, $2.25 million for fifth position, $2 million for sixth position, $1.5 million for seventh place, $1.25 million for the eight position, and $1 million for the player ranked the ninth

Custom-Made Gold Bracelet with Unique Removable Card Protector

The 2024 WSOP Main Event gold bracelet was officially unveiled on July 8 at the Horseshoe Las Vegas by one of WSOP’s founding fathers, Jack Binion

The bracelet, which is considered the richest trophy in sports, was custom-made by Jostens and it features around 445 grams of 10-karat yellow gold and 2,253 precious gemstones

The list includes 75 red rubies, 230 onyx stones, and 1,948 round diamonds. All gemstones are genuine

This year’s design also displays a unique removable golden face plate that can be used as a card protector

In June, WSOP announced the WSOP Online Championship was extended by one week.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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