It's official! Today started the insane rush of chip clatter and player chatter at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker. The $500 buy-in Casino Employees event started the day and Event #2 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em is underway as of 5 p.m. PDT with the start of what's sure to be a great day for railing your favorite poker pros.
The WSOP has continued to grow by leaps and bounds; each year in the last 10 years has added another major jump in attendance (except 2012) which creates bigger prize pools and feeds the mainstream media. The world knows that anyone can win a gold bracelet and that's the dream that sends all of us into the green-felt-chip-wars in search of fortune and fame.
WSOP attendance statistics:
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