Even while headlines of Atlantic City's doom hang over the city, poker tournament continue to do well in the resort.
It was proven again on Saturday when Harrah's Resort set a new attendance record for the casino in the World Series of Poker circuit event. Saturday's $300 buy-in saw 1,250 participants, breaking the 2008 mark of 1,181.
A $363,750 prize pool was raised for the event.
“We’re really excited for having set this record,” said Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Poker Director John Arthur. “We got it right this year with the structures and everything else we have put into place for the Circuit and hope to continue having great numbers through the rest of the series.”
Christopher Rivers of Atlanta won the event and he took home $64,565.