|Paddy Power has opened the book on ''outright betting'' and ''to make final table'' markets for the European Poker Tour’s first outing of the 2006/7 season in Barcelona.|
The firm is the first to offer betting on this year''s European Poker Tour which includes stopovers in London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Baden, Deauville and Monte Carlo.
The Barcelona event is one of the most popular on the tour and will be held in Casino Barcelona from 13-16 September.
Last year’s winner, Frenchman Jan Boubli, took down the first prize of €416,000. Other notable names that made the final table in Barcelona last year include Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius.
A Paddy Power spokesmen said, ''This is one of the coolest tournaments on the circuit, the one everyone wants to play and punters can keep their hand in by having a flutter on who’ll be the king of the felt in this beautiful city.''
To make the final table of eight, Paddy Power is offering:
Gus Hansen 11-2
Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot 8-1
Joe Hachem 10-1
Chris Moneymaker 10-1
Jan Boubli 12-1
Roy ‘The Boy’ Brindley 16-1
Donnacha O’Dea 16-1
Isabelle Mercier 20-1
Tony Cascarino 28-1