World Series of Poker Event 2008 I
The World Series of Poker has touched all corners of the globe in 2008. The WSOP has managed to expand its global reach and award a staggering $190,644,177 in prize money.
There are a lot of tournaments happening throughout the year world wide and the prize money has been increasing over the years. The game’s popularity has been on a constant rise and its best players have become household celebrities.
WSOP participation can be through direct buy in or through satellite tournaments. Regular qualifiers and freerolls are conducted so that players can quality for the Main Event of the WSOP. Since this is the tournament that is most followed by poker fans, here a few must know details about the World Series of Poker.
To begin with, the WSOP is unequaled by any other poker event in the world. The bracelet is considered the peak of playing poker professionally and a player is judged by the number of bracelets he has won. Today, the WSOP attracts players from all over the world and is covered by various media outlets.
This time there was a record of 125 different countries that participated in the event. That’s more than the number of countries participating in a winter Olympics. The 2008 World Series of Poker 2008 proved to be a true World Series.
If you look at the number of countries participating, you would find that only the World Cup and the Summer Olympics attract more countries than the WSOP. What makes WSOP even more popular is that the tournament is held every year unlike once in four years.
According to the World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, “The results this year demonstrate the increasing global appeal of our events and the universal recognition that winning a World Series of Poker gold bracelet is the game’s ultimate achievement.”