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The World Series of Poker Crowns Its First Champion on the Las Vegas Strip

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Norway’s Espen Jorstad harnessed the energy of the World Series of Poker’s first trip to the Las Vegas Strip to win this year’s Main Event. In a nine-day run, the Norwegian outplayed 8,662 players—the second-largest WSOP field ever—to win $10 million and the newly designed championship bracelet. Jorstad is the fourth consecutive international player to win the Main Event title.

More than a half century after the WSOP debuted downtown at Binion’s Horseshoe, the 53rd annual WSOP made its first Strip appearance as it returns to its Horseshoe beginnings. This year’s tournament featured 88 gold bracelet events. It was played at Bally’s Las Vegas, which is rebranding into a Horseshoe property.

The World Series of Poker returns to the Horseshoe Las Vegas in summer 2023. To stay up to date with the latest information, visit

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