The Colossus has been a success so far.
The planet Series of Poker’s inaugural ‘Colossus’ tournament has, as anticipated, smashed all the records to become the live poker tournament that is biggest ever staged.
Twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy-four players turned out over the course of four Day 1 routes to try out in the event, beating the previous WSOP record, the 2006 Main Event, by (calculator out) 13,601 players.
The function represents a departure that is strategic the WSOP and Caesars as the festival now has the extra aim of boosting the numbers at WSOP.com.
Hence, this present year’s Series is fully targeted at attract the ‘right’ sort of player, and lots of them: the type of player who might be drawn to multi-table a cash that is few or tournaments with low to mid-level buy-ins while they’re in town.
The Colossus is just a full case in point.
With its affordable buy-in of $565, and tantalizing $5 million fully guaranteed prize pool, it was designed to paper the home with players.
The WSOP is peppered with large-field, low buy-in events this season, and also includes an online bracelet tournament.
Mobiles at the Dining Table
For the time that is first players will be allowed to create their mobile devices towards the tables to play online during WSOP events.
Caesars convinced the Nevada Gaming Control Board to waive its one-player-per-IP-address rule, meaning that the Rio and all sorts of other Caesars