October 13, 2011 07:43 ET Opens World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Betting Markets

Current WSOPE Champion James Bord Will Refund Losing Bets If An American Wins The Main Event Bracelet

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2011) - Online betting exchange today launches its World Series of Poker Europe main event betting markets – with a twist. Current champion James Bord will refund all losing bets if an American wins!

Punters can bet on whether their favourite player will cash or not – Daniel Negreanu is 5/1 to cash, Phil Hellmuth 9/2, James Bord 11/2, Tom Dawn 9/2, Gus Hansen 9/2, Sam Trickett 9/2, Roberto Romanello 5/1, Jeff Lisandro 11/2, Erik Seidel 5/1, and Jason Mercier 4/1.

Englishman Bord's bold offer stems from a strong belief that European players are better: " I don't think an American can win the bracelet, Europeans are now far superior. We used to look up to the U.S players back in the day, but those days are now long gone. I'm prepared to put my money where my mouth is and refund any losing bets up $500 if an American wins"

Jeffrey Lisandro chimed in saying " Wow - that's a bold statement!"

While recent WSOPE finalist Roberto Romanello added, " It's a matter of opinion, but the Europeans have definitely caught up"

Andrew Pantling, spokesman for, said, "James statement about American players may be a controversial one but we stand by his offer and feel its going to be a year for a European despite players like Hellmuth and Seidel playing out of their skins in recent tournaments."

Visit and click on 'poker' to have a bet on Europe's biggest poker tournament.

About Matchbook is a betting exchange which has been in operation since 2004. In early 2011, Matchbook came under new ownership which brought financial backing and human resources which has given it the ability to realize it's phenomenal global potential. Matchbook's business model of offering the best odds and lowest commission will soon revolutionize the way people bet and trade sports. In addition to the best odds in sports from around the globe Matchbook has added, and begun to promote, WSOP bracelet betting markets. A tremendous area of growth for Matchbook is the "savvy" price sensitive European poker player who love our high volume low commission model. Check out our odds and BET ON or AGAINST your favourite players to win the European Poker Tour London final table.

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