The official start of the World Series of Poker is still a few weeks away, but we’ve got a nice little tease for you as some interesting betting odds have been announced. Bovada introduced four bets with regards to the WSOP and we’ve analyzed all of them for you.
The first bet that caught our eye was the ‘past champion making the final table’ at +600. The chances of this happening are insanely small and this bet is definitely not a favorable one. There are only a few Main Event champions guaranteed to play in the field that will easily exceed 6,000 total players. You also have to take into account that the majority of the former winners are no longer considered to be among the best in the world. If you do want a little sweat look out for young guns Jonathan Duhamel, Ryan Riess, Greg Merson and Joe Cada to do well.
An American winner of the main Event has much more interesting odds at -175, even though it’s still probably not the right price. Besides recent foreign winners Jonathan Duhamel (Canada), Pius Heinz (Germany) and Peter Eastgate (Denmark) players from the USA are still heavy favorites on a year-to-year basis.
The most fun sweat this summer will probably be the following bet. This bet, at +900 is way more interesting than a former winner making the final table. You can clear these type of odds if a women makes the final table, a feat that hasn’t happened since Barbara Enright in 1995. Enright, to date, is still the only woman to ever make it that far, but women are getting stronger every year and their numbers are increase slowly but steady.
The final bet on the board is on the age of the winning player. Betting on 27 or older is -140 and a younger player would be even odds. We like the younger winner, as the WSOP is for the player with the best stamina and focus.