6 Reasons for American Poker Players to Be Thankful on Turkey Day

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Happy Thanksgiving to our fellow poker players in the United States! It’s been a great year for our great game, giving poker players many reasons to be thankful today and every day.

Since the last time we all gobbled down multiple plates full of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, the poker community has battled through far too many cheating scandals , mourned some losses , and no additional states legalized online poker. But we’re not going to focus on the negatives today, and will instead take a look at the many reasons why we should be thankful for what we have. World Series of Poker’s Popularity at All-Time High

The most prestigious annual poker extravaganza — the World Series of Poker — has never been bigger or more entertaining. We’re coming off a summer that had poker fans raving about the series new location (Bally’s), the second largest Main Event ever, and an overall increase in attendance in many events.

There isn’t a better measure for how popular poker in any given year than WSOP turnout. The 2022 WSOP proved that the poker community has moved past the pandemic and that tournament poker is alive and well like never before.

We can also be thankful that Bally’s will soon be renovated — they already have a new poker room — and rebranded as Horseshoe Las Vegas . By the time the 2023 WSOP rolls around, the property will look nicer and more modern.

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The WSOP isn’t the only benchmark for testing tournament poker’s popularity. We can also look at World Poker Tour turnout, which has been incredible since the pandemic, and it’s about to get even better.

Next month, the WPT will host the largest guaranteed prize pool event in live tournament history ($15 million) at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The $10,400 buy in WPT World Championship Dec. 12-20 figures to be one of the most exciting […]

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