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Matchbook Launches In-Play Betting For World Series Of Poker Main Event Final

WSOP Side Action With In-Play Betting For All Pockets At Matchbook

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Czech poker pro Martin Staszko is current favouriteThe World Series of Poker main event final table is just around the corner and in anticipation of its arrival, online betting exchange Matchbook.com has launched a betting market with plenty of action to suit all punters, including in-play betting.

This means that poker fans from all around the world are welcome to bet as the final table unfolds and the 2011 champion begins to reveal himself. Matchbook.com currently has chip leader Martin Staszko as a 9/2 favourite.

*Here is a list of the odds at time of writing:

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)

Spokesperson for the site, Andrew Pantling 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.

“We also asked James Bord to keep his mouth shut this time after his recent WSOPE pronouncements that UK players were better than US players which got Tony G involved in the betting and ended up costing us $144,000 in refunded bets. Thanks James!”

Bord has changed his stance for the main event final table in Las Vegas and is backing his friend Ben Lamb to win. The former WSOP Europe main event champion said, “The smart money is on Lamb. USA, USA, USA! "

Action starts at 3.30 p.m. (ET) on Sunday with a 15-minute broadcast delay on ESPN2.