DURANT, Okla.  (KTEN) — The third 2023 World Series of Poker is taking place through this weekend at the Choctaw Casino in Durant.

Every year, the prize of a jackpot, or having a photo up around the casino brings people old and young to try their hand.

It's a great opportunity for the casino to bring in people from out of the states.

"We bring people from all over the world... we've had champions from Russia, from France," said pit manager Josh Burgess. "It really helps get the brand known nationwide, and gets people that normally wouldn't stop in our small town get to stop and experience the Choctaw culture."

The previous winner was a young student from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The tournament continues through Sunday.