While the live portion of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas is now underway, the international component of the online portion of this year’s series completed in September at GGPoker. Over 33 events, more than $90 million was collected and handed out between August 1 and September 12 at the international partner for WSOP.
The 2021 international series was smaller than 2020, but that is hardly a surprise, with the 2020 event happening amidst a global lockdown and an unprecedented surge in online gaming activity. From the outset, the 2021 WSOP Online at GGPoker was smaller, with only 33 events compared to 54 in 2020.
That means that on a per-event basis, the 2021 series was nearly exactly the same size as 2020, with both collecting about $2.73 million per event on average. Average entries were down a bit this year, coming in at about 87% of the 2020 fields.
In an unusual and unprecedented year for the WSOP, the international online events were a success with $4.35 million in rake collected along with more than $600,000 in fees. That more than covered the $563,000 in overlay the operator had to cover, and meant the series as a whole looks to have turned a significant profit.
Check out our detailed look at the series over at pokerfuse to get the story behind the numbers.
GG WSOP Bracelet Series Overview
- Total Bracelet Events 33
- Prize Money Awarded $90,175,863
- Avg Prize Pool per Tournament $2,732,602
- Total Entries 127,969
- No. of Seven Figure Prize Pool 26 (79%)
- Rake Generated $4,350,955
- Admin Fee Collected $617,887
- Total Overlay $563,000 (Main Event)
- Net Profit $4,405,841