PokerStars WCOOP Betting

PokerStars WCOOP Betting

Friday, 18 September 2015

The World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) from PokerStars is currently dishing out millions of dollars in prize money to those solvent enough to join the action.

In a bid to capitalise on the popularity of the online poker tournament series and its high-stakes events, PokerStars has opened a special betting market in its new online sportsbook.

Designed specifically for the $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller event that gets underway on September 20, the market lists a selection of famous players who stand a good chance of making it into the top three.

Names such as Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moorman and Jason Mercier are among those listed as potential winners at prices ranging from 12/1 (13.00) and above. As well as betting on the winners, punters can take one-quarter odds and speculate on an individual finishing within the top three.

Although the new initiative is the first betting market ever launched for an online poker tournament, it has already received criticism with many believing that this sort of thing could become a regular trend.

"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," said Stephen Frisk, Sports Betting Managing Director for 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 favourite player and win money even if they don't have a spare $51,000 lying around."

Tags: World Championship Of Online Poker, WCOOP, PokerStars, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moorman, Jason Mercier, Stephen Frisk