Carbon Poker has just released its betting odds for who will win the WSOP Main Event, but caution is advised before players go lumping on their favorite hero.
The 45th Annual World Series of Poker is just a week away, and the excitement is beginning to mount. Sixty-three bracelet events, hundreds of side events and thousands of cash games will take place at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino over the next seven weeks; with the climax of the series being the $10,000 buy-in Main Event which guarantees $10 million to the winner!
Sadly, not everybody who wants to attend the poker jamboree will be able to; but Carbon Poker is offering players who cannot get to Las Vegas this year the opportunity to cash in the WSOP Main Event by releasing odds for the outright winner of the event and some interesting prop and matchup bets.
Ivey, Negreanu and Hellmuth Lead the Outright Market
There are no surprises at the top of the market, as players´ favorites Phil Ivey (150/1), Daniel Negreanu (175/1) and Phil Hellmuth (200/1) are the shortest priced players, along with 2012 One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari (200/1) and Johnny Chan (200/1) – not to be confused with the chip leader going into last year´s November Nine – JC Tran – who appears in the market at 225/1.
Last year´s champion Ryan Reiss also appears on the list of odds at 225/1 and, skimming through the other notable names in Carbon Poker´s WSOP betting, Mike “Timex” MacDonald and Tony G appear in the market at 400/1, while Dan Cates, Shaun Deeb and Will Failla are all available to bet on at 600/1. (To convert fractional odds into American odds, just add a couple of zeros – so Phil Ivey @ 150/1 becomes Phil Ivey @ +15000).
Odds to Reach Final Table, Props and Matchups
Odds have also been released for players to reach the final table (divide the outright odds by ten – so Phil Ivey is 15/1 to be in the November 9), what the final hand of the WSOP Main Event will be, whether a female will reach the final table, the age and nationality of the champion, and whether the Champion is a former Main Event winner or not.
Possibly of more interest are the matchup bets, which pair two players against each other and offer odds on who will last longest – for example, in the “Battle of the Phils”, Phil Ivey is priced shorter (5/6) than Phil Hellmuth (1/1), while in the “Battle of the Bitches” Daniel Negreanu (5/7) is expected to last longer than Annie Duke (6/5).
How to Bet on the WSOP with Carbon Poker
Players with existing Carbon Poker accounts will find it easy to bet on the WSOP. Simply log into the poker client, click on “Sports” and then “WSOP”. The odds for the outright market will appear and they can be sorted alphabetically, or by price value. If a player you wish to bet on does not appear on the list, contact Carbon Poker´s Customer Services and they will quote you a price.
To access the final table betting, prop bets and matchups, click the green button at the bottom right of the poker client (“See all our odds”), and a new window will load. Scroll down the list of sports that appear in the left-hand menu until you reach “WSOP” (just above the big “Soccer” bar) and click again to open up the WSOP sub-menu.
Big Bettors Beware
The minimum bet on Carbon Poker´s WSOP betting is $5.00, but big bettors should be aware that the maximum amount that can be won on the Carbon Poker sportsbook in any one week is $100,000. So, if you fancy Jennifer Tilly to win the WSOP Main Event @ 1,000/1, don´t bet any more than $100 on her!
Our betting tip? We like the 23/20 for Vanessa Rousso to last longer than Vanessa Selbst (20/27) in the Battle of the Vanessa´s!