Registrations to the main event of the World Series of Poker, 2017, the third largest event ever, closed on Sunday. A total of 7,221 players registered for the main event, creating a prize pool of $67,877,400.
$8,150,000 is set to be the top prize in the $10,000 buy-in tournament. With a min-cash pay worth $15,000 would be paid to 1,084 players. With each player beginning the event with 50,000 in chips, a record of an all-time high for the tournament, 361,050,000 million worth of chips was in play.
According to WSOP, there are 245,514 individual chips in play. 920 dealers dealt a total 1,626 decks of cards.
Of the 7,221 players participating from eighty-three countries, a total of 5,218 i.e. 72% came from the U.S and Canada is the second with 380 players.
96-year-old New Yorker, William Wachter was the oldest player in the event with the average age being 40.59. A total 2,998 players contributing to 41% were from 26-35 age bracket. 272 were female participants in the main event which was up from last year.
The winner is going to be crowned on July 22 or 23.