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2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Odds

In poker, if a complete unknown gets on a run of good cards or good decisions (like Chris Moneymaker in 2003), they can ride that to the World Series of Poker Main Event championship. With this said, there are sportsbooks out there that are taking action on which top professionals will win this year’s $10,000 championship event.

Negreanu, Ivey co-favorites at Sportsbook

Not only is he one of the most popular players in the game today, Daniel Negreanu is also the all-time winningest player, with almost $40 million in career earnings. This includes a trip to this year’s Super High Roller Bowl, where he was the runner-up to Justin Bonomo for a $3-million payday. With such accolades at his back, Negreanu is the co-favorite on the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event odds at Sportsbook, where he is at +5000 on the moneyline.

Despite not playing in the World Series of Poker for the last two years, 10-time WSOP bracelet Sportsbook Phil Ivey is garnering his share of action. The oddsmakers at Sportsbook have Ivey in as a co-favorite with Negreanu at +5000. That might be a bit of wishful thinking as, to this point in the WSOP, Ivey only has a cash in the Colossus on his resume.

The next three names on the Sportsbook list are unexpected. Allen Cunningham, Gus Hansen and Jason Mercier are all in the mix behind Negreanu and Ivey at +8000. Cunningham has not broken six figures in earnings since 2014, Hansen hasn’t cashed in a tournament since 2014 and Jason Mercier has seriously curtailed his tournament poker schedule since his marriage and the birth of his son.

Although all of these men were feared competitors at one point in their careers, that point certainly isn’t this year.

2018 WSOP Main Event Sportsbook Odds at Sportsbook
Daniel Negreanu+5000
Phil Ivey+5000
Allen Cunningham+8000
Gus Hansen+8000
Jason Mercier+8000
Joe McKeehen+10000
Tom Dwan+10000
Antonio Esfandiari+10000
Ben Lamb+12500
Erik Seidel+12500
Bertrand Grospellier+12500
Fedor Holz+12500
Johnny Chan+12500
Ole Schmion+12500
Patrik Antonius+12500
Paul Volpe+12500
Phil Hellmuth+12500
Chris Ferguson+12500
David Benyamine+12500
Martin Jacobsen+15000
Igor Kurganov+15000
Jake Cody+15000
Max Coleman+15000
Mike McDonald+15000

Odds as of June 11 at Sportsbook

Sportsbook has Ivey, Trickett at top of oddsboard

Sportsbook has a bit of a different look at who they like for this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event. Ivey is the co-favorite of the oddsmakers on that site, getting a +8000 price for his success.

Another player that has had a bit of a down time is the United Kingdom’s Sam Trickett. After winning more than $2 million in 2013 (and $11 million the year before), Trickett has “only” won about $950,000 since. That doesn’t seem to be material to the Sportsbook oddsmakers, however, as they have put him in as a co-favorite with Ivey.

Negreanu, Mercier, Erik Seidel and John Juanda are all set with the price of +10000 on the WSOP Main Event odds for 2018 and there are some more surprises down the list. Two former members of the November Nine – J. C. Tran and Michael Mizrachi – and former world champions Scotty Nguyen, Phil Hellmuth and Jonathan Duhamel are all tagged with a +15000 price.

As well, Vanessa Selbst, who announced her retirement from the game at the start of 2018, is listed at +15000 on the World Series of Poker Main Event moneyline and is the highest-ranked female player on either sportsbook’s board.

2018 WSOP Main Event Sportsbook Odds at Sportsbook
Phil Ivey+8000
Sam Trickett+8000
Daniel Negreanu+10000
Erik Seidel+10000
Jason Mercier+10000
John Juanda+10000
J.C. Tran+15000
Jonathan Duhamel+15000
Michael Mizrachi+15000
Phil Hellmuth+15000
Scotty Nguyen+15000
Vanessa Selbst+15000
Allen Cunningham+20000
Antonio Esfandiari+20000
Bertrand Grospellier+20000
Doug Polk+20000
Eugene Katchalov+20000
Joe Cada+20000
John Racener+20000
Michael Ruane+20000
Peter Eastgate+20000
Barry Greenstein+25000
Ben Lamb+25000
Benjamin Pollak+25000

Odds as of June 11 at Sportsbook

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