For the first time ever the World Series of Poker (WSOP) sold out. Yesterday’s “Event 4” was sold out and forced Harrah’s to turn away people who traveled from all over the world to compete in the event. ESPN covers both the poker and the upset non-contestants.
Obviously Harrah’s expected to see a decrease in attendance this year with the hurting economy but there have been more people visiting for the WSOP. I’m sure “A chip and a chair”, “A dollar and a dream”, and other clichés are on people’s minds right now. This is tough for anyone that spent the time and money to make the trip out there. If there were a lot of people turned away I’m sure that an extra day could have been added. I would guess that there weren’t many effected. The negative PR by a few won’t dissuade the masses. Still – this is lame.