2015 was marked by the sign of Canada. One of the world’s largest by prize pool poker tournaments ever was held in 2015 – the WSOP Event 58 – High Roller for One Drop. The total prize pool was 14,249, 925 USD, and the winner took home a total of 3,989,985 USD. The tournament was won by the Canadian Jonathan Duhamel. He became famous as the winner of the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
The second-biggest prize this year was won on June 19th, during the Seniors Championship. The prize pool there was 3,892,500 USD. Dan Heimiller won it and the 627,462 USD prize for the first place.
This year’s official WSOP events gathered more than 82,360 participants and gave away more than 227 million US dollars.
Best Blackjack Tournaments
2015 was a strong year for the world’s top Blackjack players. More than ten new tournaments were organised and all of them have a great chance of entering the calendar permanently.
This year’s biggest Blackjack tournaments were held in the US. The prize pool for the 500k Blackjack qualifier in Stateline, NV mustered a hefty prize pool of 500,000 USD. The first place winner took home a total of 350,000 USD.
The second biggest tournament of 2015 was the Blackjack Bracket Challenge at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The first place equalled 50,000 USD. Unfortunately, the 300k tournament at the Mirage in Lax Vegas was cancelled.
Super Pokies Tournaments of 2015
Many consider pokies tournaments as something aimed only at the elderly and the 50+ casino-goers. Actually, this game is gaining interest among the younger population because of the lack of stress and the lack of direct competition.
This year’s big winner was Sweden’s Alexander who played the Mega Fortune on his mobile and won the amazing 8.5 million euro! This is a record-breaking win when it comes to this type of tournaments – the world’s biggest jackpot win, all-time.
The second-best was R.R. who won 50,488 on the Gold Factory at the Casino-Mate. This casino is famous for its no-deposit spins on the machines.
Poker’s big Main Event coming up for next year’s season. Blackjack’s ever-growing list of major tournaments is expected to grow even more in 2016. The interest in mobile pokies is ever-growing. We put an excellent 2015 behind us and have an even better 2016 around the corner.