2022 World Series of Poker shatters records in Las Vegas Strip debut

23 July 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Following an exciting eight weeks of play, the 53rd annual World Series of Poker officially concluded at its new home at Paris Las Vegas and Bally's - Las Vegas, the future Horseshoe Las Vegas. From star-studded celebrity appearances including Lisa Vanderpump, Vince Vaughn and Neymar Jr. to Espen Jorstad’s historic Main Event victory, the WSOP’s debut on the Las Vegas Strip delivered with its largest prize pools ever and a near record-breaking number of Main Event entries.

“As this year’s WSOP comes to a close, we reflect on yet another event that exceeded our expectations,” said World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart. “We are incredibly appreciative of the players who traveled from near and far to make our first year on The Strip an overwhelming success. After 52 years, we are finally a Strip headliner, and this couldn’t be possible without the help of our great Team Members.”

2022 WSOP By the Numbers

In total, the 2022 WSOP live and online bracelet events saw a total of 197,626 entries from over 100 countries with a record-breaking $347,941,800 total prize pool, eclipsing the previous record from 2019 of $293,183,345.

The 2022 Main Event attracted a total of 8,663 entries, making it the second largest Main Event in WSOP history.

The Main Event welcomed participants from 87 countries competing for the $10,000,000 first place prize.

2022 WSOP three highest participatory events: The Housewarming - 20,080 (4th all-time), The Million Dollar Bounty – 14,112 (6th all-time), Colossus – 13,565 (7th all-time).

Although this year’s live tournament is over, the action continues with the return of the WSOP-Circuit (WSOP-C) for its 18th season, with 25 scheduled stops.

Related Links
World Series of Poker Gaming Vendor Information
Bally's - Las Vegas Details
Paris Las Vegas Details
Ranked Online Poker Rooms

Featured Vendors
Imagine This
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
Imagine This
Imagine This #1 Source for Player Gifts. Over $50 million in stock ready to ship! Let us serve you!
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
The biggest little show in Indian gaming! Save the date: Aug 9-11, 2022 in Tulsa!
AmericanChecked
Casino City Press
AmericanChecked
Background checks for the gaming industry with key & non-key packages & fingerprinting solutions
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
GLOBAL TOUCH SOLUTION PARTNER OF CHOICE,10+ years OEM manufacturing,100+ thousand units application
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America.
Plastic Card ID
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Plastic Card ID
The World’s Lowest Prices on Printed Plastic Cards and Card Printers!
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Casino Network
Casino Schedule Ease
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
With over 800 tables in 150+ casinos, EZ Baccarat is the number one brand in baccarat.
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Slot Machines Unlimited
TDN Money Systems
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
TDN Money Systems
Cage, cash/chip handling experts representing CountR, ARCA, AccuCASH, Fujitsu & NCR
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
TribalHub
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
TribalHub
23rd Annual TribalNet Conference Sept 12-15, 2022 Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV
.Dot-iGaming.com
Kallop
.Dot-iGaming.com
Fully loaded advanced casino platform. One time (low) fee, 100% your property, start now!
Kallop
Reward every play like a VIP with exclusive luxury brands at affordable prices.
Broadband Hospitality
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here


Your Guide to 15,415 Gaming Industry Suppliers