Sign in

World Series of Poker 2023 breaks multiple records

26 Jul 2023
Chris Horton 26 Jul 2023
Share this article
Or copy link
  • 2023 World Series of Poker concluded on July 18 with Daniel Weinman’s historic Main Event win
  • This year's WSOP saw a total of 214,641 entries from over 114 different countries
  • Players from all over the world saw a record-breaking $402,808,892 total prize pool for the tournament
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, with 12 long-held records broken, including the largest Main Event entrant field in the history of the WSOP.

The 2023 World Series of Poker also featured celebrity appearances from the likes of Chef and Restaurateur Guy Fieri, WNBA All-Star Guard Kelsey Plum, boxing champion Ryan Garcia, former soccer star Sergio Aguero and many others.

The 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.

Ty Stewart, WSOP Senior Vice President and Executive Director said: "Poker is back, and it never went anywhere. 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."

International poker players can enter future WSOP events at If you are yet to register at the world's biggest online poker room, use the GGPoker bonus code NEWBONUS when joining to start with $600 bonus.

WSOP 2023 Facts and Figures

  • The 2023 WSOP live bracelet events saw a total of 214,641 entries from over 114 different countries with a record-breaking $402,808,892 total prize pool, eclipsing the previous record of $347,941,800 set in 2022.
  • The 2023 Main Event attracted a total of 10,043 players, shattering the previous record of 8,773 and becoming the biggest WSOP Main Event in history with an incredible $93,339,900 prize pool — the biggest in poker history. 
  • The 2023 WSOP broke attendance records in more than 10 events including the Main Event, High Roller 8-Handed, Razz, Monster Stack NLHE, Seniors Event, PLO Championship, Tag Team Championship, Millionaire Maker, Salute to Warriors NLHE, PLO High Roller and Ladies NHLE.
  • A total of 32,282 places were paid, setting a record for total payouts in series history.
  • This year’s World Series of Poker also set the record for the number of events exceeding million-dollar prize pools, including $1 million (77), $2 million (50), $5 million (19) and $10 million (six).
  • 36 players each won prize money of over $1 million – an all-time record.

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 December 3-14.