WSOP 2022: The biggest poker series ever

The 2022 WSOP Series just ended with huge numbers. Below you can find the most interesting of them.

1. The event

The 2022 WSOP Live Series took place between May 31st and July 20th. The first interesting thing is that it was held in a new location called Bally’s Las Vegas Casino, which was rebranded and renovated for the WSOP 2022 series this spring. The hotel changed its name to a brand new one – Horseshoe Casino.

2. The figures

We can definitely say that this year of the WSOP series is sure to be one of the best in terms of numbers.

In terms of prize money, this 53rd annual World Series of Poker awarded a whopping $333,362,004 in prize money, beating the previous record set in 2019 by nearly $50 million (!). This staggering figure was reached in 88 live bracelet events.

As for the live bracelet, it is really a huge number of them, but it was introduced by the organizers that in addition to the live bracelet events, 13 online bracelet events were held. However, it should be noted that only players from New Jersey and Nevada were eligible to participate in these online bracelet events. So, of course, the prize pool and entrants weren’t as high as in the live event, but there were still really good numbers in both respects ($13,017,963 in prize money and 15,767 entrants).

The series attracted 182,662 participants — that’s over 50% more than the previous 2021 series, which was affected by the COVID pandemic. Additionally, the WSOP 2022 Main Event itself attracted 8,663 entrants for a total prize pool of $80,782,475.

In terms of buy-ins, this year is high-end with an average amount of $11,000.

According to one of the chief officials of the World Series of Poker, this year 2022 was historic for the series and a real treat for the poker community.

Below you can find the WSOP 2022 raw numbers:

WSOP 2022 Live Series Stats

  • Live bracelets: 88
  • Prize money awarded: $333,362,004
  • Average prize pool: $3,788,205
  • Total entries: 182,662
  • Average number of records: 2076
  • Average buy-in: $11,156
  • Fees collected: $31,543,560

In addition, there are some other interesting numbers that make this year’s WSOP really special:

  • it was the first time the total prize pool exceeded $300,000,000;
  • 25 players became millionaires during this streak in 2022; and
  • 71 of 88 live bracelet events have resulted in a prize pool of at least $1 million.

3. Winner

Probably the last thing that remains is who is lucky (and pro) to be the winner of this magnificent event. That poker player is Espen Jørstad from Norway, who won the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event. Along the way, he defeated Australia’s Adrian Attenborough in a heads-up duel at the series. As the winner, Jorstad took home a prize of $10 million. To achieve this monumental feat, he had to outlast 8,662 (!) other players.

All of the above are true examples that this event will have (or probably already has) a page in the poker history book.

If you want to participate in the WSOP event, you don’t have to wait a year. The WSOP Online Series will be held at GGPoker from August 14th to September 27th with a 33-ring event. If you don’t have a GGPoker account, you can create one through

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