Wynn takes wagers on World Series of Poker main event

Jul 7, 2011 9:22 AM

The Wynn Las Vegas casino has become the first Sin City casino to take event wagers on a non-sporting event with bets on the World Series of Poker main event.

Race and Sports Director Johnny Avello told The Associated Press that he put several wagers up Wednesday for players to bet on poker’s most prestigious tournament.

Avello told GamingToday, “This is just a way to offer our customers something new and fresh. Through the years we’ve offered the first five in baseball and first half wagering in football.

The $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold’em main event begins Thursday. It’s expected to attract thousands of players and be worth millions to the winner.

The Wynn has begun accepting bets like whether a woman will finish higher than 40th in the male dominated tournament, and whether poker legends Johnny Chan, Allen Cunningham or Erik Seidel will win money in the event.

The new bets follow new Nevada gambling regulations passed this year.

Here is the list of the wagers listed at Wynn, get over there and place your bets.


Proposition Wagers
$10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker
Main Event Championship
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Will A Woman Finish In The Top 40?

                      Yes -130
                      No +110

Will At Least One Of These Seven Men Last Longer Than Any Woman?
Humberto Brenes
Johnny Chan
Allen Cunningham
Phil Hellmuth
Daniel Negreanu
Scotty Nguyen
Erik Seidel
                     Yes Even

                     No -120

Will The Champion Be Born Before January 1, 1984?

                    Yes Even
                     No +110

Player From Which Group Will Last The Longest?

Old School Group
Billy Baxter
David Benyamine
Chirs Bjorin
Andy Bloch
Johnny Chan
Allen Cunningham
Freddy Deeb
Barry Greenstein
Dan Harrington
Phil Hellmuth
Mike Matusow
Scotty Nguyen
Erik Seidel

New School Group
Matt Affleck
Patrick Antonius
Eric Baldwin
Johnathan Duhamel
Tom Dwan
Peter Eastgate
Bertrand Grospellier
Eugene Katchalov
Jason Mercier
Michael Mizrachi
Scott Montgomery
Annette Obrestad
John Racener

Will At Least One Of These Players Finish In The Money?
Johnny Chan
Allen Cunningham
Erik Seidel

                      Yes -160
                      No +140