Bodog is a one-stop shop for poker players who also like to wager on sporting events. With the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event coming to a conclusion in a few weeks, poker degenerates everywhere can now place their bets on their favorite players. Bodog, which allows players from the United States, recently opened up WSOP Main Event wagering for 13 different lines. All wagers must be placed via the Bodog website.
The first wager available is which player at the final table will win the Main Event. With the huge chip lead, Darvin Moon has 17:10 odds, meaning that for every $1 placed on him, players would win $1.70 if he took down the Main Event. James Akenhead is the long shot at 22:1 odds, while Eric Buchman has 3:1, slightly ahead of Phil Ivey, Steven Begleiter, and Jeff Shulman, who are all 4:1 to win in November.
The next wager is who will be the first player eliminated from the Main Event. The lines here are a direct reflection of chip counts, with Akenhead getting 2:1, followed by Kevin Schaffel and Joe Cada at 4:1. The long shot is clearly Darvin Moon at 33:1, who would need a meltdown of titanic proportions to be the first person eliminated.
Players can even place a bet on whether the winning player will be an American or a European. Akenhead and Antoine Saout are the only two European players at the table. If you feel one of these two can take it down, then a $1 wager will net you $8. If you think an American will win, that same $1 bet will earn you a cool $0.06.
There are also some stretch bets, such as guessing the suit of the final river card of the Main Event at 5:2 odds and figuring out where the short-stacked Akenhead will finish. There are also bets available to guess where Moon and Ivey, a Full Tilt Poker pro, will finish. A last-longer wager between Ivey and Moon is available that would net a player $2.50 for a $1 bet on Ivey and $0.36 for a $1 bet on Moon. There are also last-longer wagers available between Cada and Schaffel, Begleiter and Shulman, Ivey and Akenhead, and Moon and Buchman.
Many believe that wagering on the outcome of an event in addition to the bevy of side bets available are what has made the National Football League (NFL) the success it is today. With the advent of betting lines on the WSOP Main Event, the potential for wide-scale appeal might help boost the ratings for the final table, which will play down from nine members to two on November 7th.
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