2012 WSOP Winner Stands to Take Home More than $8 MillionJuly 10, 2012
The numbers are out and poker players can now start setting their sights on a whopping $8.5 million that the 2012 edition of the World Series of Poker will open the golden doors to. The event sports a $10,000 buy- in which may be considered high by many a player. However, the size of the potential winning amount more than makes up for this big ticker buy- in.
Player Support helps WSOP Sustain Successful Run
According to reports, more than 6500 players have made their decision to participate in this world renowned poker event and the prize pool for this event already totals over $62,000,00. The resultant $8.5 million prize that the winner of the WSOP will take home with him will be the sixth largest prize ever won by a main champion of this event. According to Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, it is the players who are to be thanked for the immense success of this grand poker event year after year. Mr. Stewart made special mention of how the players are continuing to support the event in spite of the poor economic conditions prevailing worldwide.
Statistics about Player Returns
A player at the final table of the WSOP will be assured of winning more than $750,000, statistics show. Of the 6500 players who will start off the event only 666 will see returns on their outlay. However, this does not seem to have dampened the spirits of any of the players- pros or amateurs. After all, poker is a game that is enjoyed for the sheer excitement every hand involves and the winning is only considered the icing on the cake by most fans of this skill game.
The WSOP is a great training ground for novice players to pit their blossoming skills against players using different strategies and tricks to win the hand. Players are always looking for ways to improve their skills, and poker rooms facilitate this with their odds calculators. The fact that the WSOP winner will get 3300 points as ‘card player of the year’ only attracts newbies all the more. These points will automatically push them into a decent position in the overall standings.
30 Qualifiers from 888poker
For 888 poker loyalists, getting into the WSOP event has been surprisingly easy this year. 30 of the qualifiers to this event are players who stayed loyal to 888poker. According to one of them, this site has ‘really taken care of’ the players. Not surprisingly, those who play at this site regularly are quite happy with their choice now. The site’s VIP player freerolls have yielded a ‘free pass’ to the 2012 WSOP for a few of its regulars.
888 poker is committed to giving poker players a captivating experience at all times and it recently tied up with Online Casino Reports to offer a new site. Now, with its players gaining entry into the WSOP, 888poker is sure to cement its position in the list of best online casinos to play in theU.K.
Considering that 888poker is officially the ‘best poker site’ of 2012, it appears that this Cassava Enterprises online poker hall is in for some good times ahead. If a qualifier from this site wins the 2012 WSOP, it is safe to say that many more poker players will soon be flocking to this top rated poker room.