Poker dating events
This inaugural event was won by Crandell Addington.The set of tournaments that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) would evolve into was the brainchild of Las Vegas casino owner and poker player Benny Binion.
Over the years, the tournament has grown in both the number of events and in the number of participants.
In the early 1980s, satellite tournaments were introduced, allowing people to win their way into the various events. By early December 2011, the field size had increased to 22, the minimum required for an official bracelet tournament.
By 1987, there were over 2,100 entrants in the entire series. Among those who committed early to the event were Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Tom Dwan, Laliberté, billionaire businessman Phil Ruffin and Erik Seidel.
held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment Corporation (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010).
It dates its origins to 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the best-known poker players to the Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament, with a set start and stop time, and a winner determined by a secret ballot of the seven players.As of 2017, the WSOP consists of 74 events, with most major poker variants featured. Other events played in the past include Chinese poker, Five card stud, and many others.