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Matchbook.com Launches World Series Of Poker Main Event Betting

Main Event Betting Action And Survivor Pools Begin Saturday At Matchbook.com

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2011 Main Event Champ Pius HeinzMatchbook.com has launched a betting market for the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in main event, which kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 7, and runs until Jul. 17 when action will halt until October.

Betting is based on whether or not a particular player will cash in the main event and the online betting exchange is currently offering markets on 10 players. Included in the 10 are recent WSOP Big One For One Drop champ Antonio Esfandiari and runner-up Sam Trickett. With this result added to a fantastic 18 months or so, Trickett has become the all-time European money winner in poker.

Here are some of the markets currently offered:

Sam Trickett to Cash +410
Sam Trickett not to Cash -560

Antonio Esfandiari to Cash +460
Antonio Esfandiari not to Cash -630

Pius Heinz to Cash +450
Pius Heinz not to Cash -610

Tom Dwan to Cash +470
Tom Dwan not to Cash -650

Jason Mercier to Cash +375
Jason Mercier not to Cash -540

Phil Ivey to Cash +375
Phil Ivey not to Cash -540

Phil Hellmuth to Cash +430
Phil Hellmuth not to Cash -490

New sports bettors content hub, Matchbookmedia.com, is also getting into the main event spirit with its $5,000 WSOP Main Event Survivor Pool.

The pool, which is free to enter, sees sports bettors and poker fans hand picking their team from 50 of the world’s best players, assigning each player a dollar value from a fictional $10,000 dollar bankroll, and sweating the action. Points are given based on the amount of main event days each player survives.

The Matchbook.com WSOP markets and the Matchbookmedia.com WSOP Survivor Pool will remain open until play begins at noon (PST) tomorrow, July 7.