2011 WSOP FACTOIDS

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a world-renowned poker event consisting of 58 bracelet events, and it is held annually in Las Vegas (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 42-year history of the WSOP).

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

THE AMOUNT OF THE 2011 WSOP MAIN EVENT FIRST PLACE PRIZE MONEY: $8,711,956

2011 WSOP MAIN EVENT BY 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 live WSOP Main Event coverage. The two hours of coverage on ESPN drew 646,000 viewers, representing double-digit increases over last year’s WSOP coverage on ESPN; and

$4,119,000 – The total dollar value for the rake (money to the house) taken by the WSOP on Main Event Entry Fees (NOTE: more money than 3rd place).

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