The first World Series of Poker ever


FIRST WORLD SERIES OF POKER
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What was the world's first World Series of Poker?

Today, the World Series of Poker is held in Las Vegas every year and is open to anyone in the world who is willing to pay the fee, which is generally around $10,000. The pots are massive and the champion usually walks away with several millions of dollars. However, this is far from what the very first World Series of Poker championship was like.

The first World Series of Poker was held in 1970 and was organized by Jack Binion, who simply invited seven of the best poker players in America to come compete. It was held in the Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and the seven players included: “Amarillo Slim” Preston, Sailor Roberts, Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, Crandell Addington, and Carl Cannon.

There was no money won in the tournament but instead, a silver cup. The winner was determined by a player vote and there were actually two votes taken due to the fact that the first vote was a seven-way tie as every player had voted for themselves. After the second vote, it was determined that Johnny Moss was the winner. Johnny Moss also won the following year, when he did win actual money, which was a pot of $30,000. He still won a silver cup as well as the prize of the bracelet wasn’t introduced until 1976.


The first World Series of Poker ever

The first World Series of Poker ever

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