After eight weeks of intense action, the World Series of Poker has wrapped awarding nearly hundreds of gold bracelets and creating multiple millionaires.
Our big brother premium news and data analytics platform for poker (Poker Industry PRO) did an extensive data analysis and the numbers are staggering, to say the least.
A whopping $237.9 million in prize money was generated across 99 bracelets. This averages about $2.4 million per event.
We have list out some of the interesting statistics and facts about this year’s WSOP festival:
- WSOP 2021 ended up being the third-biggest WSOP Series by prize pool.
- Beating all the odds, the series drew the second-largest turnout in its history.
- This year’s figures take the WSOP all-time prize money to a whopping $3.5 billion.
- The total entries across all WSOP editions now total 1.5 million.
- WSOP collected $21.2 million in tournament fees during the entire series. $6.4 million of this was paid to dealers.
- WSOP created seven millionaires in its eight-week period.
- 58 bracelet events produced at least seven-figure prize pools including two online bracelet events.
- A total of 173 bracelets were awarded this year—by far the most in a single calendar year. 85 of these were run online including 33 on GGPoker.
- Over $8 million in prize money was generated across the eleven online bracelets that ran alongside the live series.
- All combined, the bracelet events this year have produced nearly $350 million in prize money.
- Winamax’s ambassador Leo Margets is the only woman to win an open bracelet event in this series.
WSOP 2021 Live Series Top Line Numbers
|Top Prize Pool Awarded||$237,986,230|
|Administrative Fee Collected||$21,228,081|