The WSOP 2014 in Numbers

The 45th running of the world’s largest poker festival is almost at an end, with all that’s remaining is for the final 9 players of the Main Event to return in November and compete for the WSOP Main Event first placed player prize of $10 Million, and of course the coveted bracelet. Statistics for the summer long shenanigans indicate that it was a huge success and total figures for the event reveal that it was the biggest WSOP to date. Below are some of the more interesting numbers regarding the goings on at the Rio Hotel...

  • There were a total of 82,360 entrants that took part in one or more of the 65 events.
  • Players from a staggering 107 countries took their seats.
  • The accumulated prize pools for all 65 events was $225,584,27.
  • The Main Event prize pool is $62,820,200 with 6,683 players all paying $10,000
  • 94.72% of all players were male, and the average age was 38.9 years
  • The biggest cash prize won was by Dan Colman at $15.3 Million in the Big One for One Drop Event.
  • The number of players that made a cash will be 8,730
  • A cool $5.2 Million was raised for the One Drop clean water charity
  • The oldest player to play at the WSOP 2014 was William Wachter at 93
  • Players from the US have won 52 of the 64 events so far with the Main Event yet to finish

Some very impressive numbers numbers indeed and it’s great to see such a large amount was raised for a great cause in the One Drop events too. The 9 Main Event final tablists will resume play in November and will battle it out for the right to be called the Main Event Champion, and although the cash payout won’t be the biggest given away at this years event, $10 Million is still a fair bit of cash!