2024 WSOP Main Event Sets 10,112 Turnout Record

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 Author:Juan Blanco
World Series of Poker: Main Event

Summary: 

  • The 2024 WSOP ME reaches 10,112 entrants before the end of the registration on Monday. 
  • The new figure eclipsed last year’s record-setting turnout of 10,043 for the 2023 WSOP ME.
  • All entrants paid the $10,000 buy-in.

The poker industry’s largest yearly event, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), has announced this year’s turnout has gone over the historic number reached in 2023

Accordingly, the 2024 WSOP Main Event has set a brand new attendance for the 55th edition of the iconic series with 10,112 recorded entries. 

The news was announced before registration closed on Monday afternoon, on Day 2. 

This means the official figure has not been announced and confirmed as of yet. However, the WSOP took it to X (former Twitter) to say last year’s record has been broken.

$10,000 Buy-In

All 10,112 players had to put up a $10,000 buy-in to be allowed in the Nevada tournament

The nine players sitting at the final table are guaranteed to leave home with at least $1 million while a total of 1,517 players will be allowed to cash for a minimum of $15,000.

This year’s flatter payout structure for bracelet events is expected to bring a $10 million prize to the winner of the Main Event

The champion will be the sixth to get an eight-figure prize for winning the championship. 

The first runner-up will grab a $6 million prize, while the third-ranking player will be rewarded a $4 million prize. 

Last year, defending champion Daniel Weinman, who was also included in the Day 2D field in 2024’s WSOP Main Event, took home a whopping $12.1 million for his victory, setting a new record

The WSOP Main Event Bracelet, “the Most Expensive Trophy in Sports”

According to WSOP’s executive director, Ty Stewart, the Main Event bracelet, which is considered “the most expensive trophy in sports”, is “priceless in the minds of players” because of Jack Binion. 

With another field around 10,000 in Las Vegas we’re proud to share with him just how far his vision has come.

This year’s Main Event bracelet will be made of 10-karat yellow gold and will weigh 445 grams. It will also feature 2,253 precious gemstones, including close to 1,950 round genuine diamonds, 230 black onyx stones, and 75 genuine red rubies for each suit. 

Plus, to mark the 55th anniversary of the series, the bracelet will feature a one-of-a-kind removable golden faceplate that can also be used as a card protector.

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