The Success of WSOP 2021: Results and Figures

By | November 25, 2021

The events of the WSOP 2021 tournament have successfully wrapped up on November 23, 2021. The most anticipated event of the year was highlighted in all poker news sources. The 2021 poker festival has run for almost two months, kicking off on September 30.

The championship has ended with two final poker tables:

event #87 – winner Michael Addamo;
event #88 – winner Boris Kolev.

A total of 99 WSOP gold bracelets were awarded during 88 live and 11 online events of the 2021 series. This is the highest number of bracelets ever awarded at the World Series of Poker tournament.

The live events were held at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the final time the venue, which was WSOP’s home for 17 years, hosted the poker tournament. Starting from 2022, the festival will take place at the Bally’s and Paris LV Casino and Hotel.

WSOP 2021 had large prize pool despite low live-event attendance

2021 championship was the first WSOP offline tournament in two years, which made it all more exciting for the avid poker fans. There were many doubts about whether the WSOP 2021 live events will take place at all. In the end, the series successfully launched with a requirement of mandatory COVID-vaccination in place.

So, it’s no surprise that the 2021 tournament has recorded a total of 127 245 entries across 99 events (both offline and online) – the second-highest turnout in the series’ history. Unfortunately, the poker legend Phil Ivey was absent from the festival.

At the same time, attendance for the biggest live events of WSOP 2021 was lower than in 2019. The main reason for this was international travel restrictions, as many non-US players weren’t able to take part in the live part of the series.

Compared to the 50th annual WSOP tournament, the entries for Main Event, the Millionaire Maker, and the Colossus poker table were down by 22%, 28%, and 40%, respectively.

Nonetheless, the 2021 series has awarded a striking $237.9 million to the winners, recording the third-largest WSOP prize pool. And if the online GGPoker summer bracelet festival is factored in, the total prize fund amounts to $347 million in 2021.

The 2021 championship has also brought in $21.2 million in tournament fees, $6.4 of which was sent to the dealers.

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