Betting Starts on the WSOP Main Event 2012

WSOP Main Event 2012 Betting StartsBwin are the first online sports betting company to have opened a book on the WSOP Main Event which starts on Saturday 7th July.

The company is offering odds on a limited number of players on a win-only basis with Phil Hellmuth marked up as their early favourite (40/1).

Also featured in the market are Phil Ivey (50/1), Chris Ferguson (50/1) and Doyle Brunson (66/1), while the final three in the 2011 WSOP Main Event – Pius Heinz, Martin Staszko and Ben Lamb – are all priced at 100/1. Among the 19 players for who prices are currently available, there are a couple of surprises:-

  • Johnny Chan is quoted at 50/1 despite having only cashed twice in the Main Event since his last WSOP bracelet win in 2005.
  • Daniel Negreanu is quoted at 66/1 even though he only has two minor cashes in the Main Event in the last decade and it is eight years since his last victory in any WSOP event
  • Ram Vashwani – co-founder of the Hendon Mob – is quoted at 100/1 despite (according to the Hendon Mob database) never having cashed in the WSOP Main Event in his life – Do Bwin know something?

No doubt these odds will change when other bookmakers open their books on the event and offer more competitive odds or each-way terms, but if you cannot wait to get your money on Ram Vashwani, or any other of the players competing in this year´s WSOP Main Event, here is the full list of prices (correct as at 24 May)

Player

Price

Phil Hellmuth

40-1

Bertrand Grospelier

50-1

Allen Cunningham

50-1

Phil Ivey

50-1

Johnny Chan

50-1

Chris Ferguson

50-1

Doyle Brunson

66-1

Michael Mizrachi

66-1

Daniel Negreanu

66-1

Vitaly Lunkin

80-1

Josh Arieh

80-1

Steve Billirakis

100-1

Jason Mercier

100-1

Gus Hansen

100-1

Shawn Buchanan

100-1

Martin Staszko

100-1

Ram Vaswani

100-1

Pius Heinz

100-1

Ben Lamb

100-1