Vanessa Selbst Could Potentially Lose Millions From a Drunken Prop Bet

With Jason Mercier already having one gold bracelet in the bag from this years WSOP, and on track to take home a second as he heads into the final day of Event #20: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship as chip leader, things could get sticky for Vanessa Selbst.

Selbst admitted yesterday that she made an extremely stupid drunken bet against Mercier winning three gold WSOP bracelets this year.

It looks like she could be on the line for millions as she has confirmed she offered Mercier $100,000 to buy out of the bet, which he declined.

Selbst explains the sequence of events best:

In an attempt to hedge her bets, Selbst is now offering 25-1 odds that Mercier can win two more bracelets.

Wow. If there was ever a lesson of why you shouldn’t get plastered and then make huge prop bets, it’s this!

Watch how she talks about when she gave Dzmitry Urbanovich 200:1 odds on a $10,000 (that’s *$2 million folks!) that he wouldn’t win 3 bracelets at this year’s WSOP here, where incidentally she refers to herself as “rational” and “risk-adverse.” It starts at about the 18:00 mark.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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