What is a Prop Bet in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 9, 2024

Prop Bet

A prop bet in poker is a side bet that’s made outside of the standard rules of the game. It’s not tied to the game’s outcome and often relates to a significant achievement or a difficult mental or physical challenge.

Prop Bet Poker Example:

In 2016, Vanessa Selbst offered Jason Mercier a 180 to 1 prop bet that he wouldn't win three bracelets during that year’s WSOP. Mercier would have won a whopping $1.8 million, but he finished the series with two bracelets and one second-place position.

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