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2023 World Series of Poker Main Event Hits its Most Notable Milestone

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Poker’s richest tournament will see its champion take home a $12.1 million first-place prize and pay out 1,507 players from a whopping $93,399,900 total prize pool

The World Series of Poker’s historic summer has hit another exciting milestone. With final registration closed, the WSOP Main Event has shattered its all-time attendance record officially welcoming 10,043 entrants making the 54th annual edition the richest tournament in live poker history.

With the entrants that stood for 17 years now broken, the WSOP sets its sights on a final table to be remembered and a huge first-place prize to be awarded to the eventual undisputed world champion of poker. This year’s final table of nine players will enjoy historic payouts including $12.1 million for first place, $6.5 million for runner-up and an impressive $900,000 for the first player sent home.

“This is an all-time summer for the WSOP,” the WSOP Senior Vice-President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart, said. “Week after week we saw record fields, so it’s only fitting that we break the biggest record of all. 10,000 players is historic for the industry and this year’s champion will be remembered as the one to conquer the richest event in poker history, well at least until 2024.”

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In 2006, the WSOP only paid out ten percent of its then-record-breaking Main Event field. In 2023, prize money will be awarded to 15 percent of total entrants.

The full payout breakdown for the Final Table is as follows:
1st: $12,100,000
2nd: $6,500,000
3rd: $4,000,000
4th: $3,000,000
5th: $2,400,000
6th: $1,850,000
7th: $1,425,000
8th: $1,125,000
9th: $900,000

Additional milestone payouts include:
10th: $700,000
18th: $345,000
44th: $229,000
80th: $109,400
287th: $50,900
413th: $40,000
665th: $30,000
1,004th: $20,000
Minimum cash: $15,000

The 2023 WSOP Main Event champion will also take home the 2023 Main Event gold bracelet, considered to be the richest trophy in all of sports. This year’s bracelet was officially unveiled by chef and restauranteur Guy Fieri on July 7 and is custom-made by Jostens featuring approximately 500 grams of ten-karat yellow gold with 2,352 various precious gemstones including 42 carats of round genuine diamonds, 425 black and red stones to accentuate the suits and a removable golden poker chip that sits in the center of the bracelet. This year’s bracelet also features a special horseshoe incorporated into the design as a tribute to the WSOP’s return to the newly rebranded Horseshoe Las Vegas.

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Live88 debuts in Buenos Aires with BetWarrior

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Live88 has introduced its product offering with BetWarrior in Buenos Aires, following earlier regulatory approval that established it as the sole live casino studio to be licensed in the region.

The content launch sees Live88 Group provide its luxury and authentic casino experiences to players in the Argentinian province, offering effortless and flawless live versions of casino table classics.

All content is streamed locally from Live88’s dedicated studio, which currently has more than 450 dealers and 20 tables, with plans to expand further.

Live88 was the first supplier to be issued a licence to offer live casino by the Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC) earlier this year, making it the only legal provider to currently supply the product in Buenos Aires.

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BetWarrior is a leading and established operator in Buenos Aires as well as the wider LatAm region, making it a great partner for Live88 as it sets out to strengthen its foothold in the continent.

Maximiliano Majo, Head of LatAm at Live88 Group, said: “Debuting our content in Buenos Aires is a fantastic achievement for the Group and as the only licensed live casino studio in the market we are extremely proud of our committed team for

accomplishing this milestone.

“BetWarrior is a prominent brand with a wide customer base and this partnership is a great opportunity for us to reach new audiences within Latin America and enhance our commercial growth trajectory. We will continue to further grow our presence in Buenos Aires and Latin America and will look to localise our portfolio to tailor to the specific preferences of players in the region.”

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SCCG Management Announced as Title Sponsor for the 1st FightPFC Rio Challenge

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SCCG Management announced its role as the title sponsor for the highly anticipated 1st FightPFC Rio Challenge, set to take place on July 20, 2024, at Legustarecreio.

Pillow Fight Championship is the world’s first professional pillow fighting league, featuring professional fighters engaging in intense, fast-paced, and family-friendly combat. This unique sport, renowned for being a safe alternative to traditional combat sports, offers cardiovascular benefits and an exhilarating experience for participants and spectators alike.

Event Details:

Date: July 20, 2024

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Location: @legustarecreio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Participation Classes:

Kids: 14 to 17 years old

Adults: 18 years and older

“SCCG Management is dedicated to helping client-partners like PFC expand their operations globally. The 1st FightPFC Rio Challenge marks a significant milestone in bringing this innovative and entertaining sport to Brazil. PFC’s growth in Brazil is part of our broader strategy to introduce unique and engaging sports entertainment experiences worldwide,” the company said.

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IGT to Optimize Player Convenience and Retail Solutions for Mississippi Lottery via Three-Year Contract Extension

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International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has extended its contracts with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation for an additional three years to continue providing online gaming systems and instant ticket services through Dec. 1, 2029. As part of the agreements, IGT will deploy a mobile convenience app, new GameTouch 28 self-service terminals and its Sales Wizard retail automation tool.

“When launching the Mississippi Lottery in 2019, we relied on IGT’s expertise to guide us in driving player engagement across draw-based and instant ticket games, and in realizing our growth targets. After almost five very successful years, we continue working with IGT to enhance our operations and deliver quality entertainment to our players. The Mississippi Lottery is excited to introduce IGT’s new products for added player convenience and install the Sales Wizard tool so that we can leverage actionable insights to identify incremental lottery retail opportunities,” Jeff Hewitt, President of Mississippi Lottery Corporation, said.

“Since the Mississippi Lottery’s inception, IGT has applied our deeply rooted proficiency of industry best practices to help the Lottery continuously exceed its sales objectives, year after year. The new solutions that IGT is delivering in Mississippi will provide ultimate convenience for both the Lottery and its players, while also supporting the needs of the evolving lottery landscape,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.

Once available, the Mississippi Lottery’s mobile app will provide players a multitude of convenience features, including the ability to view winning numbers, check for winning tickets, create digital playslips, find retailers, access game information, and review responsible gaming materials. In addition to the 300 GameTouch 28 self-service terminals already installed throughout the State, IGT will deploy new GameTouch 28 machines, enabling dynamic user experiences that will further engage Mississippi Lottery players and provide increased flexibility. IGT’s Sales Wizard is the industry-leading sales force automation tool that will offer the Lottery’s sales teams with timely, comprehensive reports providing insights on sales, instant ticket inventory, instant ticket facings, and point-of-sale equipment and signage.

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Further to IGT’s role as a lottery products and services provider, the Company is aligned with the Mississippi Lottery’s goals of funding educational opportunities throughout the state. As part of its After School Advantage program, IGT plans to open more digital technology labs in Mississippi, in addition to the six labs that IGT has already funded in the State since 2019. IGT will also continue its annual scholarship contribution that benefits students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Mississippi.

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