How Much Money Will the 2024 WSOP Main Event Winner Take Home?

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With a record-breaking turnout, the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event has solidified its place in history as the poker tournament with the largest prize pool ever.

After the final tally of entries was confirmed at 10,112 players, besting last year’s record of 10,043, the prize pool was announced as $94,041,600.

Only the top 1,517 finishers in Poker’s World Championship will see a portion of that figure, with those who make the final table banking at least $1,000,000, while a min-cash is worth $15,000. With a new payout structure at the 2024 WSOP, most min-cashes during the series have been worth twice the buy-in, but an exception was made in the Main Event for tax purposes.

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Another Eight-Figure First Place Prize

Daniel Weinman
Daniel Weinman

So, with another record-breaking Main Event — what exactly will the winner take home?

For the fifth time, the Main Event champion will take home an eight-figure score, $10,000,000 to be precise. The runner-up will will receive $6,000,000.

Daniel Weinman‘s $12,100,000 in 2023 remains the biggest first-place payout, while Jamie Gold (2006 – $12,000,000), Espen Jorstad (2022 – $10,000,000) and Hossein Ensan (2019 – $10,000,000) were the others to receive life-changing windfalls after becoming Poker’s World Champion.

There is less of a discrepancy between first and second place this year. In 2023, the runner-up took home $6,500,000, a difference of $5,600,000 compared to the champion (Weinman). As PokerNews addressed in a Muck piece last summer, some poker fans felt the payout structure needed to be changed, and the WSOP listened to its customers. There was no bickering in the Horseshoe events center when the tournament director announced the payouts on Monday.

When Will the WSOP Main Event Bubble Burst?

As the WSOP Main Event continues to unfold, the anticipation surrounding the money bubble is growing. The question on everyone’s lips is, “When will the money bubble burst?”

Currently, players are battling it out on Day 2d. Once this day concludes, the remaining contenders will combine with the survivors of Days 2abc to form the field for Day 3.

2023 WSOP Main Event Bubble
2023 WSOP Main Event Bubble

Day 3 is set to kick off at noon on Tuesday, July 9. Players aiming to claim the title in the world’s most prestigious poker tournament will need to navigate through another five levels of play. The money bubble, which marks the point where players start earning payouts, is expected to burst early on Day 4.

Don’t forget that you can follow all the action from the Main Event in the PokerNews Live Updates. Our team has been on the ground since the first hand was dealt and will remain in the weeds until a champion is crowned. PokerNews will also be the first to let you know when the players are in the money, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Full 2024 WSOP Main Event Payouts

Place Prize Place Prize
1 $10,000,000 81-125 $100,000
2 $6,000,000 126-134 $85,000
3 $4,000,000 135-162 $70,000
4 $3,000,000 163-224 $60,000
5 $2,500,000 225-287 $50,000
6 $2,000,000 288-311 $45,000
7 $1,500,000 312-350 $45,000
8 $1,250,000 351-413 $40,000
9 $1,000,000 414-476 $37,500
10-11 $800,000 477-539 $35,000
12-13 $600,000 540-602 $32,500
14-17 $450,400 603-665 $30,000
18-26 $350,000 666-764 $27,500
27-35 $300,000 765-863 $25,000
36-44 $250,000 864-950 $22,500
45-53 $200,000 951-1,008 $20,000
54-62 $160,000 1,009-1,250 $17,500
63-71 $140,000 1,251-1,517 $15,000
72-80 $120,000    

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Remaining 2024 WSOP Main Event Schedule

Date Day Time
Monday, July 8, 2024 Day 2d Noon
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Day 3 Noon
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Day 4 Noon
Thursday, July 11, 2024 Day 5 Noon
Friday, July 12, 2024 Day 6 Noon
Saturday, July 13, 2024 Day 7 Noon
Sunday, July 14, 2024 Day 8 (Play to 9) Noon
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Final Table Day 1 TBD
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Final Table Day 2 TBD

Top Ten Biggest WSOP Main Event Prize Pools

Year Entries Prize Pool Champion Country Prize
2024 10,112 $94,041,600 $10,000,000
2023 10,043 $93,399,900 Daniel Weinman United States $12,100,000
2006 8,773 $82,512,162 Jamie Gold United States $12,000,000
2022 8,663 $80,782,475 Espen Jorstad Norway $10,000,000
2019 8,569 $80,548,600 Hossein Ensan Germany $10,000,000
2018 7,874 $74,015,600 John Cynn United States $8,800,000
2010 7,319 $68,799,059 Jonathan Duhamel Canada $8,944,310
2017 7,221 $67,877,400 Scott Blumstein United States $8,150,000
2011 6,865 $64,531,000 Pius Heinz Germany $8,715,638
2008 6,844 $64,333,600 Peter Eastgate Denmark $9,119,517

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Calum has written for various poker outlets but found his home at PokerNews, where he has contributed to various articles and live updates, providing insights and reporting on major poker events, including the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

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