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Record-Breaking Turnout at the 2024 World Series of Poker

This 55th annual tournament boasts a historic total prize pool of $94,041,600, the largest ever in live tournament poker.

Record-Breaking Turnout at the 2024 World Series of Poker
Record-Breaking Turnout at the 2024 World Series of Poker

The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event has shattered attendance records, drawing 10,112 participants and surpassing last year's record of 10,043 entrants.

This 55th annual tournament boasts a historic total prize pool of $94,041,600, the largest ever in live tournament poker. A single-day attendance record was also set on July 6, with 5,014 participants joining during flight 1D. The WSOP Main Event will award a $10 million first-place prize, with payouts to the top 1,517 players.

The Final Table promises significant payouts, with each of the nine players guaranteed at least $1 million. The first-place winner will receive $10 million, the runner-up $6 million, and the third-place finisher $4 million. Payouts for the remaining positions range from $3 million for fourth place to $1 million for the ninth-place finisher. Notable payouts include $800,000 for 10th place, $350,000 for 26th place, and $250,000 for 44th place, with a minimum cash prize of $15,000.

The 2024 WSOP Main Event champion will also receive the prestigious Main Event gold bracelet, unveiled on July 8 at Horseshoe Las Vegas by WSOP Founding Father Jack Binion. Crafted by Jostens, the bracelet features approximately 445 grams of 10-karat yellow gold and 2,253 gemstones, including 1,948 round diamonds, 230 black onyx stones, and 75 red rubies.

The new season of the WSOP Circuit tournament will kick off in Tallinn, Estonia, from July 19 to July 28, in partnership with OlyBet Group. Hosted at the Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Hotel, the event will feature a €1 million ($1.082 million) guaranteed main event and 12 WSOP ring events. The Tallinn festival will also include over 40 side events and 24/7 cash games, with ring event winners earning a World Series of Poker gold ring and entry to the 2025 WSOP Tournament of Champions.

The 2024 WSOP season began with Jonathan Marchessault delivering the ceremonial ‘Shuffle Up and Deal’ at Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas.

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