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The Book Opens on the WSOP Main Event

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Bookmakers Paddy Power and betting exchange giants Betfair have already launched markets for the World Series of Poker. If you fancy a punt on this years main event then you'll have plenty of interesting bets to choose from.

Paddy Power have the usual array of players quoted to win the main event. They include:


Phil Ivey - 50/1
Daniel Negreanu - 66/1
Johnny Chan - 80/1
Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott - 100/1
Barney Boatman - 100/1
Andy Black - 125/1
Ram ‘Crazyhorse’ Vaswami - 150/1
Donnacha O’Dea - 150/1
Doyle Brunson - 150/1
David Sklansky - 250/1

If you think a celebrity might be good enough. Try one of these:


Ben Affleck - 200/1
Matt Damon - 400/1
Teddy Sheringham - 400/1
Toby Maguire - 400/1

In the typical Paddy Power value bet tradition. If you place a bet on any player who finishes in the top 60 in this event but fails to make the final nine, Paddy Power will refund the bet.

Betfair have even more options for punters. Their market includes special bets on The Hendon Mob, Phil Hellmuth and Betfair's own sponsored players. One of the more popular markets is the Top European. Some of the current prices include:


Ben Grundy - 40
Gus Hansen - 30
Isabelle Mercier - 38
Marcel Luske - 20
Paul Jackson - 32
Simon Trumper - 34
and UK Poker News contributor, John Gale - 29

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