Heinz was a 12-to-1 longshot to win the Main Event


Fans of Pius Heinz, who were willing to back up their support with their money, stand to earn a few more dollars if the 22-year German wins the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship.

Heinz was 12-to-1 underdog according wagering lines posted by Caesars Entertainment Corp. on the Main Event’s final table.

Nevada gaming regulators approved wagering on the World Series of Poker’s outcome for the first time this year.

Heinz is the chip leader with 107.8 million going into tonight’s three-handed play.

Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic, who was the chip leader when action began Sunday, has 44.7 million in chips. He was the 5-to-2 favorite going into the final table of nine players.

American Ben Lamb had 7-to-1 odds on winning the Main Event. He’s currently second in chips with 55.4 million.