Paddy Power expands poker betting
Irish Bookmaker announces betting on Irish Poker Open 2008, GUKPT,
Paddy Power today launches ‘outright betting’ and ‘to make final table’ markets for three
tournaments in May as well as the 2008 Irish Poker Open.
Paddy Power, head of communications for the bookmakers said, ‘After the huge success of
the Irish Open we’re already planning the 2008 event and you can get your bets on now. We
will be launching loads of markets throughout the year so there can be no doubt that Paddy
Power is now the home for betting on poker!’
Season six of the WPT kicks off in the Mirage Casino this month attracting all the biggest
names in the world to Las Vegas.
WSOP Champion Carlos Mortenson was first out of this year’s Irish Open only to win his
next event the season five WPT Championship in the Bellagio. Prices for all events can be
found at www.paddypower.com – click on poker.
To win the event outright Paddy Power is offering:
- Phil Ivey 40-1
- Carlos Mortensen 50-1
- Phil Hellmuth Jr. 50-1
- Andy Black 66-1
- Roland De Wolfe 80-1
- Jamie Gold 125-1
Expanding their markets to give more local interest Paddy Power have also opened markets
on the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour event in Brighton and the Waterford Open in Ireland which
both run from the 17th to 20th May.
David Colclough won in the GUKPT in Manchester last month but punters looking beyond
the favourite in Brighton can choose from a list of over 100 runners.
To make the final table in Brighton:
- Dave Colclough 7-1
- Praz Bansi 7-1
- Julian Thew 9-1
- Liam Flood 10-1
- Ken Powell 12-1
The Waterford Open will be a homecoming for two Irish Open final tablists Brian ‘The Fox’
O’Keeffe and Nicky Power. They are both 10-1 to make the final nine in their hometown.
Paddy Power offered more than two dozen markets on the 2007 Irish Open and will be
expanding its poker offering throughout the year with numerous markets on a hugely
increased schedule of events.
Note to editors:
PaddyPower.com does not accept bets from US residents. These markets are
non runner-no bet.
For more information please contact: Nic Whelan, Acting Paddy Power Poker
Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1723, Mob: 00 353 87 317 5596,
firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit www.paddypower.com for additional