|Online casino paddypower.com has opened betting on the WSOP 2007 Main Event.|
The first markets to go live on the world's largest and most prestigious poker tournament are 'number of entrants' and 'to make final table.'
The affect of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 on tournament numbers has caused massive speculation which makes this a difficult market to predict.
Many poker companies have pulled out of the US market, and with over half the 2006 main event field believed to have been online qualifiers, this could have a drastic impact.
It is widely believed that felt that the record 8,773 players who battled it out for a prize pool of over $87 million last year will not be bettered in 2007.
The event kicks of on June 1, 2007, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with the final table of the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship beginning July 17.