Officials who organized the 2014 World Series of Poker have released some statistics on the latest version of the tournament, noting that 82,360 entries were placed in various events.
The numbers show that the large number of entrants was spread among 65 different events, with prize pools being generated in the amount of $225,584,273. Players from 107 countries took part in the tournament.
94.72% of the tournament participants were male, and the average age of players was 38.9 years.
The winner of the 2014 Main Event will take home $10 million, with the event as a whole having a prize pool of $62,820,200.
Commenting on the statistics, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said, “With some of the biggest events ever organized it is clear poker remains strong, and its best days are ahead.”
Some other interesting stats provided by the WSOP were:
Total prize pool for all WSOPs in history now over $2 billion;
Over $5.2 million was raised for One Drop clean water charity;
Youngest player this year, at 21 years and 1 day, was Zachary Zaffos, whilst the oldest was William Wachter (93);
Players from fifty U.S. states entered in events;
Largest single day attendance was 7,977 for the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker;
This year's senior event was the biggest ever at 4,425 players;
US players have claimed 52 of the 64 WSOP winner bracelets awarded so far;
This year's main event attracted 6,683 players, an increase of 331 on the 2013 main event registrations of 6,352.