The World Series of Poker Main Event is the first non-sports event approved for wagers by the Nevada Gaming Control Board since it issued gambling regulations for non-sports proposition bets in January 2011.
The $10,000 Buy In NLHE Main Event began on July 7 and the final table will be played November 5-7, 2011 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Cantor Gaming will take bets on all nine finalists until the first hand is dealt at the tournament´s final table. Wagers are available at all of Cantor Gaming´s sports books in Las Vegas, including M Resort Spa Casino, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Tropicana Las Vegas and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
“This is a landmark event and a significant step for Cantor Gaming and our industry. Ever since Nevada regulators adopted innovative new rules earlier this year, we have keenly awaited the opportunity to offer exciting new wagers on non sport-events to the public. We are passionate about supporting the World Series of Poker, an exciting, high profile tournament with strong international appeal. We hope this is the first of many similar events that we can support.” commented Lee Amaitis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Gaming.