The 53rd World Series of Poker (WSOP), taking place from May 31 to July 20, 2022, was hosted at Bally’s Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada. The series featured 89 bracelet events, including the Main Event – a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, bagged by 28-year-old Norwegian professional player, Espen Jorstad.
Significant 2022 WSOP events include Daniel Negreanu winning his 11th bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event, Brian Rast securing his fourth bracelet in the $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship, and Jake Schindler taking home his second bracelet in the $100,000 High Roller for One Drop.
With over $270 million distributed in prizes, the 2022 WSOP was a massive success, amassing over 150 million live stream viewers, making it the most viewed in WSOP history.
Interesting insights from the 2022 WSOP include the average age of the Main Event champion being the lowest since 1997 at 28 years, a record-breaking 132 international players making money in the Main Event, and for the first time, the WSOP being hosted across two different casinos.