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2023 WSOP Shattered Many Records



54th annual tournament delivers the largest WSOP® Main Event® in
history, record prize pools and attendance records in more than 10 events

LAS VEGAS (July 21, 2023) – Following eight historic weeks of nonstop play, the 54th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP®) officially concluded at the Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas on July 18. The 2023 tournament was nothing short of incredible, shattering 12 long-held records – including the largest Main Event entrant field in the history of the WSOP – surprising with celebrity appearances from the likes of Chef & Restaurateur Guy Fieri, WNBA All-Star Guard Kelsey Plum, boxing champion Ryan Garcia, former soccer star Sergio Aguero and more.

The summer’s action concluded with Daniel Weinman’s historic Main Event win, making him the first American to take home the World Champion title since 2018 and cementing him in poker history as the player to take down the largest Main Event field ever.

“Poker is back, and it never went anywhere,” said WSOP Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart. “Establishing records all summer long and crossing the unthinkable 10,000 entry mark is huge not just for the WSOP but for the game itself. We look forward to continuing the momentum through the rest of the year with WSOP Circuit Events, WSOP Europe and the new WSOP Paradise. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your trip for 2024.”

2023 WSOP By the Numbers

Although this year’s tournament is over, the action continues with the return of the WSOP-Circuit (WSOP-C) for its 19th season and the newly announced, first-ever WSOP Paradise, taking place at Atlantis Bahamas from Dec. 3-14. Additional information on individual circuit events, including circuit schedules and structure sheets, can be found on each respective property’s website or by visiting

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About World Series of Poker:

Part of Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Digital operations, the World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $4 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 2023, the event attracted 214,641 entrants from more than 114 different countries to the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas and awarded more than $403 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. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit

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