Friday, October 14, 2011 : Nevada regulators approve five more prop bets
 
With the November climax to this year's World Series of Poker main event just around the corner, the Nevada regulators have given their stamp of approval for state bookmakers to accept five new proposition bets on the competition.
 
Following an application by WSOP owner Caesars Entertainment, the gaming control board has approved the following:
 
* The identity of the first player to be eliminated from the final table
 
* Whether the final table starting chip leader will win the event
 
* What hand will decide the champion
 
* How many hands in total will be dealt at the final table
 
* The dominance of red or black suit cards on the final table's first flop
 
The final table action kicks off on November 5 at the Rio in Las Vegas, with Czech player Martin Staszko holding the chip lead on 40,175,000, well ahead of nearest rival Eoghan O'Dea, who is on 33,925,000.
 
Here's the seating:
 
Seat 1:  Matt Giannetti (Las Vegas, NV) – 24,750,000 in chips    
Seat 2:  Badih Bou-Nahra (Belize City, Belize) – 19,700,000 in chips
Seat 3:  Eoghan O’Dea (Dublin, Ireland) – 33,925,000 in chips
Seat 4:  Phil Collins (Las Vegas, NV) – 23,875,000 in chips
Seat 5:  Anton Makiievskyi (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) – 13,825,000 in chips
Seat 6:  Sam Holden (Sussex, UK) – 12,375,000 in chips
Seat 7:  Pius Heinz (Cologne, Germany) – 16,425,000 in chips
Seat 8:  Ben Lamb (Tulsa, OK) – 20,875,000 in chips
Seat 9:  Martin Staszko (Trinec, Czech Republic) – 40,175,000 in chips
 
The players are all that remain of an entry field of 6,865  and the winner will take home $8.71 million.