Bookies Announce Props For WSOP Main Event
Whoever assumed that the bookies are only interested on offering bets on sports events have it all wrong. In fact, there are few things as exciting as a good old prop bet. Prop bets are wagered on everything from politics to Prince Harry’s baby’s sex, and bookies are currently getting ready for the influx of bets anticipated in the run-up to the upcoming World Series of Poker $10,000 main event.
The Rio All-Suite Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas is where what is considered to be the most prestigious card game in Poker is going to be played. What makes the July 3rd event all the more special is that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the event and of the WSOP itself. Thousands of entrants are expected to make up the total of this year’s playing field.
A Prop For Every Event
Cashing in on the full benefit of the draw, so to speak, bookies have now released the various prop bets that will be on offer for the main event. Some of the more colourful bets include:
- Age of the winner, being 29 years or older -140, 28 years or younger than that even
- The final winning hand, two-pair or better -120, a single pair or worse -120
- The number of American players seated at the final table, over 5.5 -120, and also under the curve -120
In addition the options listed above, bettors will also wager a guess at things like the winner’s birthplace and whether a female player will reach the final table or not.
Making A Full Recovery
But things weren’t always quite as rosy as what they currently are in the world of professional WSOP Poker. Participation took a turn for the worst in 2015 when event organisers announced that the main event, in a rather honourable attempt to send away more players with money in their pockets, would pay out a smaller overall win amount to the winner so that more players could be rewarded with prize money. This obviously did not sit well with Poker’s top squad as for that year’s main event, a total of only 6,420 entries were received.
But the past three years saw much of the damage undone, especially after the organisers re-instated the guaranteed $1 million 1st prize. The popularity of the main event has now bounced back better than ever before, and this year is bound to be one of the most successful to date.