July 11, 2024 – With the main event bracelet's debut on Monday by Poker Hall of Famer and series founder Jack Binion, the World Series of Poker provided a window into the tournament's history. Alongside WSOP Vice President Jack Effel, he also performed the traditional "shuffle up and deal."

This year is no different from previous years in that the series gives a main event bracelet that surpasses the customary hardware awarded to champions on the daily schedule. Jostens created the hardware on demand using 445 grams of 10-karat yellow gold and 2,253 different types of valuable jewels.

1,948 round diamonds, 230 black onyx, and 75 red rubies make up the WSOP main event bracelet. A detachable golden face plate acts as a card protection. The WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart, emphasized its importance to players.

With 10,112 players and a $94 million prize pool, this year's game shattered records. On July 6, 5,014 people registered, setting a new record for a single day. On July 17, the winner will get a whopping $10 million prize.

A Brief History of The World Series of Poker

Key executive Jack Binion of the Horseshoe, together with his father Benny Binion, helped launch the World Series of Poker in 1970. At the age of 26, Jack was elected president of the Horseshoe, and under his direction, it became one of the most prosperous casinos in Nevada.

Following Benny's passing in 1998, Jack sold his interest in the Horseshoe but kept the brand outside of Nevada, establishing locations nationwide. Jack was admitted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2005, and Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment) purchased the World Series of Poker in 2004.