PokerStars Opens a Betting Market For the WCOOP Super High Roller
The 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars is about half-way over with 32 of the 70 events completed and three others scheduled to complete today. The online poker festival began on Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 27, featuring a combined $45 million in guarantee prizes.
In addition to the WCOOP $5,200 Main Event taking place on Sept. 27 and featuring a breath-taking $10 million prize pool, many players have their eyes to watch or play in the upcoming WCOOP $51,000 Super High Roller with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool on Sept. 20.
To add to the excitement, for the first time ever, PokerStars is allowing its players to bet on the outcome of an online poker event.
Players can find the betting market for this event in their PokerStars software client by heading to the 'Sports' tab and choosing 'Poker' as the sport. The current options to bet on is for who PokerStars players will think will win the event or who will finish in the top three.
The current favorites are players that need no introduction, such as Team PokerStars Pros Daniel "Kidpoker" Negreanu and Jason "JasonMercier" Mercier, along with Chris "Moorman1" Moorman all being listed at decimal odds of 13.00 or 12 to 1. Alternatively, bets can be made on these players and others at one quarter of the listed odds for them to finish in the top three.
PokerStars is understandably excited about the opening of its betting market for the WCOOP Super High Roller.
"We're excited to offer customers the opportunity to bet on online poker tournaments for the first time and the WCOOP $51,000 Super High Roller event is the perfect place to start," stated Stephen Fisk, Managing Director of Sports Betting at PokerStars. "It's already the most talked about online tournament of the year, and with the added spice that having a bet on it brings, fans and players from around the world can rail their favorite player and win money even if they don't have a spare $51K lying around."
The betting market for this event is scheduled to remain open until the start of the event on Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Here is a look at the decimal odds of the top 20 at the moment, listed by PokerStars screen name:
- JasonMercier – 13.00
- KidPoker – 13.00
- Moorman1 – 13.00
- PokerNoob999 – 15.00
- lechuckpoker – 15.00
- philbort – 15.00
- mrGR33N13 – 15.00
- CrownUpGuy – 15.00
- wizowizo – 15.00
- Ike Haxton – 15.00
- ZeeJustin – 15.00
- ElkY – 15.00
- Mrsweets28 – 15.00
- Timex – 15.00
- Isildur1 – 15.00
- zangbezan24 – 17.00
- Sauce123 – 17.00
- Danny98765 – 17.00
- Jcarverpoker – 17.00
- SirWatts – 17.00
In addition to the players listed, PokerStars customers have the opportunity to bet on a dark horse by contacting PokerStars for odds on that particular player.