Online gambling site offers odds on poker events.
The online gambling website, Paddypower.com has announced its new betting markets on two of the biggest poker tournaments in the world; the EPT Barcelona, 28th August to 1st September and the WPT Legends of Poker, 25th to 30th August.
The EPT Barcelona will kick off the European Poker Tour, which last ear saw Norwegian Bjorn-Erik Glenne beat Phil Ivey from a field of 480 runners. All of the big names from last season’s tournament will be returning to try their hand again this year. Roland De Wolfe has won both EPT and WPT titles and is the favourite to win again in Barcelona. Marty Smyth, who beat De Wolfe heads up to win the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open in April is quoted at 175-1.
The simultaneous tournament on the other side of the Atlantic is the WPT Legends of Poker, the 4th event in Season 6 of the World Poker Tour. The event will be held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles and with a $10,000 buy-in it is a favourite with the top US professionals. This is reflected in the betting, which includes most of the biggest names in the world.
European poker is making an impact in the world of poker by challenging the numbers attending the World Poker Tour. In its previous season, EPT Barcelona had a record attendance of 480 players, which by the season final had grown to a staggering, and European record of 706 players. That record lasted only one week with the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open selling out to a capacity 708 players the following weekend.
While fields and prizes increase this year, Paddypower.com will continue to offer markets on all major local and international poker tournaments.