Sports Betting: Vegas odds for the 2012 WSOP ‘Octo-Nine’

Currently 4-to-1.Russel Thomas, age 24, (24.80 million). Currently 6-to-1.Steven Gee, age 57, (16.86 million). Currently 9-to-1.Jacob Balsiger, age 21, (13.11 million). All nine players at the 2012 WSOP final table are guaranteed a minimum $754,798 for their efforts.

In recent years the last nine players of the WSOP Main Event have been dubbed the November Nine. Currently 7-to-1.Michael Esposito, age 43, (16.26 million). The event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Currently 8-to-1.Robert Salaburu, age 27, (15.15 million). To learn more about the WSOP, the 2012 Main Event and complete player profiles visit wsop.com . To avoid conflicts with this year’s presidential election, the WSOP rescheduled the final table to October. Currently 10-to-1.Jeremy Ausmus, age 32, (9.8 million). Odds will change as the event approaches and will swing widely as players are eliminated and stack sizes grow.

For poker players and fans, the next best thing to being at the 2012 World Series of Poker final table is having the chance to bet on the next Main Event bracelet winner and new World Champ. Currently 7-to-2.Gregory Merson, age 24, (28.72 million). Las Vegas sports books are gearing up to give poker enthusiasts just that chance.. See you at the tables.

The Main Event finalists are: (ranked according to stack size)

Jesse Sylvia, age 26, (43.87 million). Currently the favorite at 3-to-1.Andras Koroknai, age 30, (29.37 million). Many poker enthusiasts now refer to this year’s final table players as the Octo-Nine. Currently 10-to-1.

Betting odds vary by sports book and casino, but with no well known pros at the final table to skew the odds in either direction they basically follow the size of the individual chip stacks. This year’s Main Event winner will take home $8,527,982 in cash and the coveted WSOP bracelet

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