. . that's how many people started the Main Event at the World Series of Poker today, on day 1A. There are still 3 day 1's to go with 2000+ players on each day for a total of over 8000 players in this year's Main Event. To put that into perspective that is over 7 times the population of my home town, oh and at $10,000 entry fee per player that is $80 Million+ in one poker tournament. Yeah, that's enough to pay each payroll of just over half the teams in the MLB this year, the Marlins 4 times even but who wants 4 teams like the Marlins?
Yes Manda, I am obsessed.