What is the History and Some of the Factoids for the 2011 WSOP?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP©) is a world renown poker event consisting of 58 separate bracelet events held annually in Las Vegas, NV (sponsored by Caesar’s Entertainment).

2011 WSOP© FACTOIDS:

FIRST YEAR OF THE WSOP©: 1970 (In the beginning, Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known poker players to the Horseshoe Casino, in Las Vegas, NV);

NUMBER OF NATIONS REPRESENTED IN THE 2011 WSOP© MAIN EVENT: 85;

THE 2011 WSOP© NOVEMBER NINE: Bou-Nahra, Collins, Giannetti, Heinz, Holden, Lamb, Makiievskyi, O’Dea and Staszko;

OLDEST 2011 WSOP© NOVEMBER NINE PLAYER: Badih Bou-Nahra (49-years-old);

YOUNGEST 2011 WSOP© NOVEMBER NINE PLAYER: Anton Makiievskyi (21-years-old and he has the chance to become the youngest Main Event champion in the WSOP’s 42-year history);

NUMBER OF NATIONS REPRESENTED BY THE 2011 WSOP© NOVEMBER NINE:  7 (the most in the 42-year history of the event);

TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRANTS IN THE 2011 WSOP© MAIN EVENT:  6,865; and

THE AMOUNT OF THE 2011 WSOP© MAIN EVENT FIRST PLACE PRIZE: $8,711,956 or approximately $8.7M.

THE 2011 WSOP© MAIN EVENTBY THE NUMBERS:

1 – The number of players winning two bracelets this year;

12 – The number of bracelet winners in 2011 whose first WSOP© cash, was a bracelet win;

44 – The number of professional poker players who won WSOP© bracelets this year;

55 The number of ESPN cameras used to capture the 2011 WSOP© Main Event action;

105 – The total number of countries represented at this year’s WSOP©;

416,000 – The average number of viewers watching the live WSOP© Main Event coverage. The two hours of coverage on ESPN drew 646,000 viewers, representing double-digit increases over last year’s ESPN coverage of the WSOP©; and

$4,119,000 – The total dollar value of the rake taken by the WSOP© on the 2011 Main Event (rake: fees collected by the house) (more money than 3rd place will earn in November).

WORLD SERIES of POKER© – MAIN EVENT HISTORY

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