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Poker Legend Phil Hellmuth Awarded 16th WSOP Gold Bracelet

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 18, 2021) – Legendary poker player Phil Hellmuth was crowned with his 16th World Series of Poker® bracelet in a rare bracelet ceremony appearance at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 18.

“I’ve wanted a deuce-to-seven bracelet ever since the 1980’s because it was the coolest bracelet to win. It’s the one tournament that Chip, Doyle, and all the big named poker players showed up for,” said Hellmuth. “I’ve been fighting so hard for this bracelet for so long, and my game has gotten better and better. I’ve worked really hard at it and I know all these tricks because I’ve been playing since the eighties. It feels really good.”

Hellmuth’s win comes following the defeat of 272 entrants in Event 31, the $1,500 buy-in No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, to take home $84,951.

ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the WSOP, please visit www.wsop.com.

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