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sabato 6 luglio 2019

World Series of Poker Main Event on record pace for number of entrants

In what has been a record-breaking summer, there was plenty of optimism that the 50th running of the World Series of Poker Main Event would deliver a huge turnout. It has.

More than 8,000 individuals have shown up to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and plunked down the $10,000 entry fee to participate in this year’s Main Event during the three starting flights scheduled July 3-5.

Registration remains open until the start of Day 2 play, which means players still have a chance to buy into the event up to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, where they come into Level 6 of the event, with blinds at 400-800. Last chance $1,100 buy-in mega satellites are running at 10pm tonight and tomorrow, along with a slew of morning mega satellites beginning at 8am the next two days.

Thus far a gargantuan prize pool in excess of $75,000,000 awaits the final 15 percent of the field, with the winner’s prize expected to near $9 million. The top nine finishers (the official final table) are expected to each walk away millionaires.

“It is a fairytale ending to what has been our most memorable World Series of Poker in our 50-year history,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “The WSOP Main Event is the event we all eagerly anticipate each year and to reach the hallowed ground of 8,000 entries is truly a sign the game has never been healthier.”

Of course the winner becomes the reigning champion of poker, etches their name in the history books and takes home the diamond-encrusted WSOP gold bracelet as well.


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