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Messi's late goal saves bettor $350K

Post by LeSwagg James on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:02 pm

By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

This one will go down as one of the craziest bets in sports betting history.

A bettor walked into the Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday and bet $231,676 in cash for Argentina to beat Iran straight up. It was the largest World Cup wager made at the 100 William Hill sportsbooks in the state of Nevada, confirmed company spokesman Michael Grodsky.

Argentina was such a prohibitive favorite that if the team won, he would only win $20,000 (and of course get his original bet money on top of that). Draw or lose, he would lose that money.

So confident that Argentina would win, the bettor dropped another $120,000 on the same bet on Friday to win another $10,000 if Argentina prevailed.

Well, the guy had to sweat. He was four minutes of stoppage time away from losing more than $350,000. As luck would have it, Lionel Messi scored seconds after the extra time was out on the clock and gave the bettor his risky $30,000 win.
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Re: Messi's late goal saves bettor $350K

Post by futbol on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:04 pm

jiopsi, fss. :bow:

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Post by Donuts on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:08 pm

:wub: jiopsi and his faith share some of that money.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Jiopsi's faith has been rewarded by Messi Proud

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:55 pm

Congrats Jiopsi :bow:
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Post by elitedam on Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:28 pm

Jiopsi using his stats and logic to make an easy 30k. While lesser men were sweating he knew it was an inevitability that Messi would come through.  :bow: 
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Post by urbaNRoots on Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Jiopsi to spend the money on a new stats system which successfully compares players from different eras. Maradona vs Messi debates are coming to an end brothers.
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