World Series of poker is annually held in Las Vegas, the city known for epic gambling culture, entertainment and nightlife.

World Series of poker comprises of number of poker games in a single tournament. World Series of poker has been a popular destination for gamblers from around the world since 1970.

This tournament of poker is sponsored by Ceasers Entertainment, which was earlier known as Harrah’s Entertainment.

The winner of the tournament gets World Series of poker bracelet and cash price which is evaluated on the basis of buy in amounts and number of participants.  The number of poker events that take place in world poker series is 65.


The idea to hold a poker series at global level was first perceived in 1969, which resulted in taxes gambling reunion. This tournament was held at Reno in holiday hotel and casino.

The very first poker series was won by Crandell Addington. Not only this, he had featured in World Series of poker 8 times. The tournament world series of poker was the thought of Benny Binion a casino player from Las Vegas in 1970.

The first world series of poker was held as cash game which included deuce to seven low ball draw, seven card stud, Texas hold them, five card stud and razz games. The result of the main event was declared next year in accordance with the freeze out Texas hold them game.

Johnny moss was selected by his fellow players as the world champion of the poker, and was awarded with a silver cup.


From the start of the tournament only Johnny moss and Stu Ungar have managed to win the main event to the most of 3 times. While Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, are the only people to win World Series of poker consecutively. Most bracelets of World Series poker has been won by Phil Hellmuth that is 14 times.

On the other hand the youngest bracelet winner is Annette Obrestad who won in 2007; he archived this feat at the age of 18 years and 364 days. Similarly the youngest main event champion is Joe Cada. Joe Cada became champion in 2009 at the age of 21 years and 357 days.

The oldest man to participate in the main event of World Series poker is jack Ury, who was 97 when he participated in 2010.

Daniel Negreanu has been awarded with the title player of the year twice. Player of the year is awarded to a player who has accumulated most points in tournament throughout the year. is a website that gives the complete information about the World Series of poker. The site also has brief accounts of participants of World Series and their tips on how to plan the game. Various poker destinations like William Hill, red32, all slots, jackpot casino, and 888 casinos provide games which can make you perfect to participate in the world series of poker.