James Bord has a Price to Pay

It’s safe to say that British casino poker pro James Bord is financially secure since he won the 2010 WSOPE Main Event ($1,281,048), and has been a successful $400/$800 mixed cash game specialist for a number of years now. However, Bord might be hurting a little in the poker money department after making a guarantee that backfired on him recently.

In trying to pump up the sportsbook that he is part owner of, MatchBook.com, Bord exclaimed to the poker world, “I don’t think an American can win the bracelet, Europeans are now far superior.” He also boasted, “I’m prepared to put my money where my mouth is, and refund any losing bets up to $500 if an American wins.”

The 30-year-old couldn’t have been too happy when American and noted online poker pro Elio Fox won the 2011 WSOPE Main Event. Now Bord is faced with refunding MatchBook punters’ money who bet on a non-American to win the poker tournament.

Fortunately, it doesn’t look like James Bord is too sad since he joked with 2011 November Nine member Ben Lamb when he tweeted, “Looking for new employment @BenbaLamb can I be the waterboy for your Nov9 final table!”

If “Bordy” is looking for extra money to refund the bets, maybe he should start playing more online poker with a rakeback deal. After all, rakeback isn’t given away in the casinos where Bordy normally plays, and these deals pay players money back based on how much rake they contribute in cash games and tournaments. For example, if you had Minted Poker rakeback – which is a 40% rakeback deal – and bought into a $100 + $10 tournament, you’d receive $4 back.

The most successful online poker pros realize how important rakeback is to their overall profits, and every online player should take advantage of these deals to earn more money.

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