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October 21, 2014

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World Series of Poker crown worth roughly $9M

The Associated Press reports that the top prize at the main event of the World Series of Poker will be more than $9 million this year, with some 660 players expected to take home a piece of a $64 million prize pool.

About 2,500 players entered the no-limit Texas Hold 'em tournament today, which was the last day players were able to register. The field of more than 6,800 entrants was about 500 more than last year but still down from 2006, when a record 8,773 players entered and Jamie Gold won $12 million, the AP reports.

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