While players from around the world will be flocking to Las Vegas next week for the 45th annual World Series of Poker, a number of those who wish they could go will not be able to attend due to other responsibilities or commitments.
Those players and fans unable to participate in the WSOP action at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino can, however, finish in the money by placing wagers on their favorite players in the Main Event. CarbonSports has released a complete list of odds of winning the Main Event for a whole slew of poker pros who will be buying in to the $10,000 tournament that has guaranteed $10 million to the winner for the first time in WSOP history.
The world’s best all-around poker player, Phil Ivey, is listed as the favorite to take home his 10th WSOP gold bracelet in the Main Event at +15,000. He is followed by PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu at +17,500. Just a $10 bet on each could be worth either $1,500 or $1,750.
If you’re betting on Ryann Reiss to be the first WSOP Main Event winner to successfully defend his title since Johnny Chan in 1987-88, you can place that wager at +22,500. Perhaps you’d like to put your cash on the man with the most WSOP gold bracelets, Phil Hellmuth. Odds on the Poker Brat are currently fixed at +20,000.
Is this the year that a female will take home the Main Event title? The all-time leading tournament money winner among ladies, Vanessa Selbst, is listed at +40,000. Likewise for Annette Obrestad, who is aiming for her second WSOP gold bracelet after winning her first and more than $2 million at the WSOPE in 2007.
Players and fans who cannot make it to the WSOP can still get in on the action at CarbonSports. Players with a Carbon Poker account can use their current bankroll to place a WSOP Main Event wager by clicking on “Sports” in the poker client.