2007 WSOP: Bigger than ever

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World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack

The 2007 World Series of Poker attracted more than 54,000 players, which is more than any previous year in WSOP history.

Despite stricter U.S. legislation for online poker and a generally unclear legal situation for poker in many European countries, this year's World Series of Poker is the biggest in WSOP history.

The 55 events played out in various poker variations and with a range of buy-ins attracted a total of 54,288 players, averaging close to 1,000 entrants per tournament.

The Main Event didn't quite reach the score of 2006 - a golden year in Main Event history - but with 6,358 players spread out over four Day 1s, it's still the second-largest poker competition ever.

WSOP 2007 generated a total prize pool of almost $160 million! The prize pool of the Main Event amounts to almost $60 million, and one winner will take home $8.25 million. As many as 621 players in the Main Event will finish in the money and receive at least $20,320 - double the buy-in.

"Poker is alive and well, and the 2007 World Series of Poker has been a tremendous success," said World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.

Earlier during WSOP 2007, Pollack had promised to carry out a number of improvements for WSOP 2008, at the request of player representatives.

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