Remember not long ago when the World Series of Poker asked for your input in a 2-minute survey? Well, it looks like the people have spoken and what they want is more people to make the money in poker’s largest live event. As such, officials at the WSOP have removed the once promised $10,000,000 guarantee for first place (which was skewing the payouts on the bottom end) and are making it a flatter payout with 1000 places getting paid.
From the press release:
“The dream of life-changing money is core to the DNA of the WSOP Main Event and we also want to make it easier to experience playing in poker’s Big Show,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Our players understand numbers, and 2015 now presents the best odds ever to leave the Main Event a winner.”
But for those of you who are still looking for that “life-changing” payout from the WSOP, don’t worry. The revised payouts, should the runners be comparable to last year, will still be about the same $8M number that 2013 Champion Ryan Riess received.
Additionally, the Main Event is going to guarantee at least nine 7-figure scores as every member of the November 9 will be guaranteed $1,000,000.
The min-cash is going to be a little less though, with more places getting paid and the lowest rung of money made is going to be $15K, just 1.5x your money.
So, what do you think? Are you happy with the changes made? Are you more likely now to play the Main Event?
Read the whole presser: World Series of Poker Announces 2015 Main Event Payout Change