The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event begins today, Monday, July 2 in Las Vegas and concludes July 14.
The $10,000 no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and the PokerGo streaming service. The defending champion, Scott Blumstein, outlasted a field of 7,221 players to win $8.15 million in 2017.
The WSOP main event is taxing on the player due to the mental focus and long hours required. Literally any player can win the prestigious diamond-infused bracelet at the end of the tournament.
The gold bracelet has been crafted to include diamonds and cost $500,00 to create — no wonder players prepare their whole lives for the main event.
Can Blumstein repeat as the winner? Odds say no.
According to offshore betting website BetOnline, Blumstein is a long shot to win, while popular poker player and Las Vegas native Daniel Negreanu, the all-time tournament poker money-winner, is the favorite.
Odds to win 2018 WSOP
Note: The odds next to the poker player represents the betting payout for a $100 wager. For example, if you bet $100 on Blumstein to win, you would make $20,000 plus your $100 back! Not too shabby.
Daniel Negreanu +5000
Phil Ivey +5000
Allen Cunningham +8000
Gus Hansen +8000
Jason Mercier +8000
Joe McKeehen +10000
Tom Dwan +10000
Antonio Esfandiari +10000
Johnny Chan +12500
Phil Helmuth +12500
Scott Blumstein +20000
While the WSOP main event will be held in Las Vegas, you can play along with your own Texas Hold’em table from South Florida’s The Billiard Collection.
Our favorite is the Aptos Texas Hold’em Table that is a premium solid hardwood game table perfect for Friday night poker with friends.
The Aptos Texas Hold’em is available two sizes with your choice of play positions. You can even make it your own with your choice of 18 teflon treated cloth colors and virtually unlimited finish choices.
As The Billiard Collection approaches 53 years in business, you will find the largest selection of poker, pool and other recreational tables in South Florida. There are over 40 antique tables in stock from the mid 1800’s thru the early part of the 20th century.
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