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World Series of Poker Schedule Summaries

The World Series of Poker has grown almost steadily during its first half century. The following table shows how the number of events, entrants, and prize pools in Las Vegas have increased almost non-stop, while the number of players in the Main Event peaked in 2006, dropped a little, plateaued, then approached its record high again.

WSOP Schedules

YearEventsTotal PrizesEntrantsMain Event Size
19701N/A12?N/A
19715$70,000466
19722$100,000108
19737$275,0006513
19746$426,00010616
19755$338,00012121
19768$646,50029022
197713$796,80036934
197811$1,010,30044742
197912$1,215,70055254
198012$1,788,40084673
198113$1,951,90095275
198214$2,607,7001,253104
198315$3,001,5001,506108
198414$3,455,0001,537132
198514$3,693,0001,797140
198613$4,356,5001,609141
198712$4,725,5002,141152
198812$5,350,4992,080167
198914$6,237,0002,611178
199015$6,961,0052,824194
199118$7,831,0003,096215
199220$7,769,0013,162201
199321$8,042,5013,204220
199421$9,969,5003,951268
199524$10,904,5004,166273
199624$11,647,0014,267295
199721$12,259,0004,053313
199821$12,482,0004,145350
199916$11,280,0003,456393
200024$15,401,5084,780512
200126$17,754,4755,960613
200235$19,599,2207,593631
200336$21,789,0607,572839
200433$45,973,77014,0542,576
200542$106,055,90732,3415,619
200646$159,616,58848,3668,773
200755$159,796,91854,2886,358
200855$180,774,42758,7206,844
200957$174,013,21560,8756,494
201057$187,109,85072,9667,319
201158$192,008,86875,6726,865
201261$222,035,19274,7666,598
201362$197,041,46879,4716,352
201465$227,718,47582,3606,683
201568$210,379,285103,5126,420
201669$221,211,633107,8336,737
201774$231,010,874120,9957,221
201878$266,889,193123,8657,874
201990$310,694,944186,7978,569
202085$174,416,262272,961N/A
2021173$347,670,347278,9615,560

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