Online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com is offering odds of 33/1 on the American player making the final table in November followed by Allen Cunningham at 40/1.
Tuesday 30th June 2009
With this yearâ€™s World Series Of Poker (WSOP) well underway in Las Vegas, numerous online bookmakers are offering odds on the players that will contest the final table on November 7 with American Phil Ivey leading the pack.
Punters can get odds of 33/1 from Ladbrokes.com on the 33-year-old California native making the final table while SkyBet.com and PaddyPower.com currently show 66/1 followed by 80/1 from BlueSq.com and 888Sport.com.
In addition, Ivey is currently listed at odds of 100/1 with SportingBet.com to win the main event of the 2009 tournament while Bet365.com is going with 150/1.
Also sponsored by online casino FullTiltPoker.com, Allen Cunningham is another favourite to make the final nine and is currently listed at odds of 40/1 with Ladbrokes.com. PaddyPower.com and SkyBet.com have the American at 66/1 while BlueSq.com and 888Sport.com are going with 80/1.
Cunningham is listed at odds of 200/1 with Bet365.com and SportingBet.com to win the 2009 WSOP alongside John Juanda. Indoniasia-born Juanda is 40/1 with Ladbrokes.com to make the final table while PaddyPower.com shows 80/1 followed by 100/1 at 888Sport.com, SkyBet.com and BlueSq.com.
Listed at odds of 80/1 to make the final table by BlueSq.com, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth could be worth a bet while Cole Smith and Niki Jedlicka are also at 80/1 with PaddyPower.com.
Defending champion Peter Eastgate is listed at odds of 250/1 with Bet365.com to triumph again this year while SportingBet.com is going with 500/1. His opponent in 2008, Ivan Demidov, is being offered at 200/1 to win the 2009 title by Bet365.com while SportingBet.com is also showing 500/1.
While Eastgate is 66/1 with PaddyPower.com to make the final table, the online bookmaker is showing Demidov at 80/1. However, Ladbrokes.com currently lists both at 100/1 while BlueSq.com and 888Sport.com shows Eastgate at 125/1 while Demidov is 150/1.
Those looking for a longshot can get odds of 750/1 from BlueSq.com that celebrity poker player James Woods will make the final table while Hollywood compatriots Ben Affleck and Don Cheadle are at 400/1 followed by Ray Romano, Matt Damon and Shannon Elizabeth at 500/1. Punters can get odds of 1,500/1 from SportingBet.com on any of the celebrity players to win the main event.