PokerStars has hailed the success of its recently concluded World Championship of Online Poker, reporting that over 1.1 million entries were received from 148,000 unique players in 140 countries, who played in 185 events… a new online poker record.
Almost $100 million in prize money was handed out over the two week festival of online poker, way over the $70 million in guarantees laid out by PokerStars and easily overtaking the same event totals for last year.
In total, the company paid out more than 150,000 individual cash prizes and more than $15 million in first-place prizes.
The previous prize pool record, $94 million, was set in 2017 during PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker.
The company also handed out a total of seven Platinum Passes valued at $30,000 each, which will take the awarded players o the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship,