2008 WSOP Prop Bets

Posted September 8th, 2008 by LuckyMe

As usual, the 2008 World Series of Poker has become the prop bet capital of the world. Remember the bet between Gavin Smith and Joe Sebok, where the person with the fewest Player of the Year points going into the Main Event had to wear superhero outfits? Those two guys love their prop bets, but I’m not sure superhero outfits are enough to inspire the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Ted Forrest and company.

While we can’t tell you all of the details (since nobody knows), we do know that the three guys mentioned above, as well as some other big name pro’s have gotten together to create some of the sickest prop bets of the year. First off, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey have some sort of bet on who will win the most bracelets this year. Beyond that, for each bracelet won the loser owes the winner $200,000. With Negreanu winning his first bracelet of the year in the $2000 Limit Hold’em event #20, Daniel not only collects $204K for his win, but another $200K from Ivey! In the words of Daniel Negreanu “Me-1, Ivey-0?.

According to PokerProp.net, Ivey also has a bet with Ted Forrest ($500,000 rumor) that he’ll win 2 bracelets this year. With other players, Phil is reported to have huge bets that he’ll win one bracelet this year. The dollar amounts are sketchy right now, but apparently Phil has been taking bets getting as low as 1.8 to 1 odds that he’ll win a bracelet. Other reports state that he’s getting as ‘high’ as 2.5 to 1. Either way, those odds are pretty terrible for Ivey and with 22 of the 54 events already over, Ivey’s going to need to pull a rabbit out of his arse….or stick or horseshoe in it.

What we know for sure: There are lot’s of high-stakes prop bets going on this year. Phil Ivey’s wife is gonna be pissed when she can’t buy her new Gucci bag. Daniel Negreanu will buy it for her.

What we don’t know….yet: The exact dollar figures. The size of the sledgehammer Ivey’s wife is going to use on his McLaren. If Ivey will be renting a room from Negreanu or Forrest.

What we want to know: Everything, are you kidding me? The prop bets are what make the WSOP so much fun! Although we hate to perpetuate those who use prop bets, costumes, and general retardedness as a way to make it on TV, we do want to see all the prop bets, costumes, and retards…..on TV.

So, if you’re planning on playing in one of this years televised events, wear your Peter Griffin fat suit, get the Pink Panther tattoed on your forehead, or bet your future children on what card is coming next! We don’t care that it’s at your own expense, that’s not our problem. Be a man and claim your 15 minutes of fame, no degenerate poker player can keep his wife forever anyway!

Want to get in on the action? You can at the Bodog Sportsbook, where there are a multitude of fun prop bets you can bet on. You can bet on which player will last the longest in the $50,000 HORSE event, what blogger will win the most money during the main event, or a wide variety of other prop-bets as well. You can also bet on which former Main Event Champion will last the longest in the Main Event. Anyone for Jerry Yang at 16:1? I didn’t think so. What’s especially funny in this particular prop is that 2002 Main Event champ (ugh) Robert Varkonyi isn’t even on the list. You’d think the Bodog would clean house with this pick eh?

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