Poker Pro Tony G Bets Big On Himself At

Oct. 17, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm

Poker Pro Tony G Bets Big On Himself At

Matchbook Matches Tony G’s Confident Bet To Cash At World Series Of Poker Europe Main Event:


Andrew Pantling, spokesman for , has confirmed the online betting exchange has matched a bet from the one and only Tony G today. The outspoken poker pro has bet on himself to make the money of the World Series of Poker Europe main event which is currently on its official day 2, and at present, he is looking set to win.

According to his blog, he says, “I am going to win the WSOPE Main Event. First ten minutes, STRAIGHT FLUSH – then massive double up. I am on a roll. I even bet $20,000 at 5/1 that I will make the money in the Main Event – 55th place guarantees me $100k.”

Those who want to back themselves, a friend, or another player to cash in a major poker tournament for up to $50K, and who are not American, can do so by contacting Matchbook via Skype (see below) The site will then use its large network of poker contacts to find the best odds on the wager. Tony G was the first customer to make use of this service and Matchbook was able to find amazing odds of 5/1 (+500) for him to cash in the WSOPE main event.

Defending champion, James Bord, who is also still alive in the main event, said, “You gotta love Tony — At last someone grew some balls and placed a real bet!” Bord recently stirred up quite a bit of controversy when he stated that he didn’t think an American could win the main event and went a step further by agreeing to refund all losing bets up to $500 if he is proved wrong.


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 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.

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