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Poker World Future Bets for the Next Decade

THE WEEKLY SHUFFLE, 2010-01-03, by Ozone

There's nothing like some good futures bets that take 10 years to be graded. We'd like to suggest some various propositions with odds for what will happen in the poker world from 2010 through 2019. If you don't understand how sports-betting lines work, a plus (+) indicates you profit that much for a risk of $100, a minus (-) indicates you need to risk that much to profit $100. For example, if a line is +200, you could risk $100 to win $200 (getting back a total of $300 since you keep your original $100). All over/unders have lines of -110 on either side. Note that this is just for fun, we're not actually taking your bets! But with that being said, if you're in the business of tying your money up for ten years in exchange for little expected return, you can give it to us and we promise to give it back to you plus five percent at the start of the next decade. =)

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Largest online poker cash game pot
Over/Under: $3,294,000

Will the largest online poker cash game pot be won by Tom Dwan?
Yes: +500
No: -750

Will the United States overturn the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA)?
Yes: +700
No: -925

Will online poker be regulated and taxed anywhere in the United States?
Yes: -170
No: +150

Will a person born in the 1990s win the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event?
Yes: -110
No: -110

Will a German citizen win the WSOP Main Event?
Yes: +175
No: -200

Will a French citizen win the WSOP Main Event?
Yes: +275
No: -335

Will an Italian citizen win the WSOP Main Event?
Yes: +300
No: -375

Will a woman win the WSOP Main Event?
Yes: +375
No: -500

Will any WSOP Main Event champion be a previous winner?
Yes: +400
No: -525

Will the winner of every WSOP Main Event held this decade be an American?
Yes: +2200
No: -3000

Will the event most unanimously considered to be the "Main Event" at the WSOP have a $10,000 entry fee in 2019?
Yes: +130
No: -150

Which player will have the most lifetime WSOP bracelets at the conclusion of the decade? (Draw is no action)
Phil Ivey: +180
Phil Hellmuth: +200
Johnny Chan: +475
Erik Seidel: +500
Doyle Brunson: +3300
Field: +400

The player who wins the most WSOP bracelets in this decade will hail from where? (Draw is no action unless all tied players are from U.S. or all are non U.S.)
United States: -270
Anywhere Else: +230

Will the WSOP be held at the Rio in Las Vegas in all ten runnings this decade?
Yes: +110
No: -120

The player(s) with the most lifetime WSOP bracelets will have how many?
Over/Under: 14

How many participants will there be in the largest WSOP Main Event held this decade?
Over/Under: 9,042

Which of these online poker rooms will have the largest 24 hour peak player base on December 31st, 2019 according to PokerScout.com?
iPoker (Titan Poker): -120
Party Poker: +100

What will be the largest prize pool in an online poker tournament?
Over/Under: $15,925,000

Will online poker participation grow or shrink this decade? (Judged by sum total of "24 Hour Peak" according to PokerScout.com)
Grow: -1400
Shrink: +1000

Will Party Poker service American customers at any point this decade?
Yes: -220
No: +185

Well, what would you bet? Head on over to this forum thread to talk about it!

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