Sunday, November 6, 2011 : Poker market opened for WSOP fans and punters
With the much anticipated World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event final table set to kick off on Sunday after a four month hiatus, the UK-based online betting exchange Matchbook.com will be offering in-play betting as the event unfolds.
ESPN2 will be broadcasting the event with a 15-minute delay, kicking off at 15h30 ET and punters will be able to bet hand-by-hand as play gets under way.
Martin Staszko emerged as the favoured November Niner on Matchbook.com with the opening odds listing as:
Seat 1: Matt Giannetti – 13/2 (24,750,000 in chips)
Seat 2: Badih Bounahra – 12/1 (19,700,000)
Seat 3: Eoghan O'Dea – 5/1 (33,925,000)
Seat 4: Phil Collins – 7/1 23,875,000
Seat 5: Anton Makiievskyi – 9/1 (13,825,000)
Seat 6: Sam Holden – 16/1 (12,375,000)
Seat 7: Pius Heinz – 11/1 (16,425,000)
Seat 8: Ben Lamb – 11/2 (20,875,000)
Seat 9: Martin Staszko 9/2 (40,175,000)
Andrew Pantling, spokesman for Matchbook.com, said "With our stable of Matchbook poker pros chomping at the bit to get involved in this market in-running we're guaranteed to have the best liquidity of any betting exchange for poker fans."