Huge Interest in Senior’s No Limit Poker at the Rio
The World Series of Poker has set a record for the biggest ever starting one-day starting field in a poker event, with 4,128 players lining up to take part in a no-limit tournament. Interestingly enough, the tournament that attracted so many players was the $1,000 Buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship, which is open only to players aged 50 or over.
The event had the largest starting field in the 43 year history of the game, and spread out across the Rio’s Amazon, Brasilia, and Pavilion rooms. The field for this event didn’t just break the record for last year’s senior’s event, it exceeded the participation figures for every other event in the history of the World Series of Poker, proving that the game appeals to anyone of any age or background.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said “this event showcases the beauty of poker, that it’s truly a game for life. It was the most electric atmosphere we’ve had yet. Today’s record field bodes well for the rest of the summer.”
The Seniors event has a $3.7 million prize pool, and the winner will get $603,713.