Betting Starts on the WSOP Main Event 2012

Bwin are the first online sports betting company opening a book on the WSOP Main Event 3-23, offering win-only basis odds with Phil Hellmuth as their early favourite.

WSOP Main Event 2012 Betting Starts

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