Tag Archives: betting

  • English Bookies Lost a TON of Money on Leicester City’s Premiership Title

    English Bookies Lost a TON of Money on Leicester City’s Premiership Title

    Leicester City’s unlikely rise to the top of the Premiership was solidified yesterday with a Chelsea-Tottenham draw that saw long-shot bettors cashing in on 5,000-to-1 odds for the Foxes’ first-place finish. As great as it was for those who placed the bets, it was equally painful for those who took them. One estimate of the burden to […]

  • Syracuse Made One Bettor Rich, Could Make Another Even Richer

    Syracuse Made One Bettor Rich, Could Make Another Even Richer

    Few bettors had faith in the Syracuse Orange when the NCAA Tournament kicked off a few weeks ago, but those who did could be on the verge of cashing in big-time. One dude, for example, placed a $100 bet on Syracuse to win the tournament on January 13th at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, […]

  • An Estimated $4.2 Billion is Expected to be Wagered on Super Bowl 50

    An Estimated $4.2 Billion is Expected to be Wagered on Super Bowl 50

    Every year, millions of people throughout America become football fans for a day, as they place their hard-earned money on some Super Bowl bets.  Some money will be gambled on the outcome of the game itself, and some will be on wacky props for the coin flip, national anthem, or halftime show.  Some will be legally wagered, and […]

  • For the First Time Since 2013, The Raiders Are Betting Favorites

    For the First Time Since 2013, The Raiders Are Betting Favorites

    How bad have the Oakland Raiders been as of late?  So bad that they’ve been underdogs in each of their past 27 games. How bad are the Chicago Bears right now?  So bad that they will help the Raiders end that streak of futility, with oddsmakers naming Oakland as two-point favorites to beat the Bears […]

  • $315K in American Pharoah Winnings Still Unclaimed

    $315K in American Pharoah Winnings Still Unclaimed

    I guess the fairweather fans at the Belmont Stakes were so swept up in the moment of triumph for the Triple Crown winner that they forgot to collect on their bets. Either that, or the American Pharoah backers valued their $2 betting tickets as souvenirs more than they did the $3.50 that their tickets were […]

  • Betting Site Handicaps Girlfriend Prospects for Tiger Woods

    Betting Site Handicaps Girlfriend Prospects for Tiger Woods

    We’re pretty close to entering that stretch of summer where we follow football training and almost anything else we can get our hands on. Sensing that desperation, sports betting site Paddy Power has taken to listing the odds for Tiger Woods‘ next girlfriend following his break-up with Lindsey Vonn. They’re pretty stupid, but, then again, you’d […]

  • 50 Cent Says Mayweather Will ‘Smoke’ Pacquiao, Betting $1.6M On It (Video)

    50 Cent Says Mayweather Will ‘Smoke’ Pacquiao, Betting $1.6M On It (Video)

    Less than one month ago, 50 Cent was in the Sports Illustrated offices telling everyone how he thought the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would never happen because Floyd was “scared to death.”  Apparently Fiddly likes his fighters to have at least a little bit of fear in them, because during an interview on The Breakfast Club earlier today, […]

  • 21 Craziest Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets

    21 Craziest Super Bowl XLIX Prop Bets

    Betting on the outcome of the big game is boring. Point spreads basically give you a 50-50 shot at winning, which makes it about as exciting as flipping a coin. If you want to have fun while gambling your hard-earned money away, take a look at some of the crazy Super Bowl XLIX prop bets Vegas has to […]

  • 11 Insane Sports Bets with the Biggest Payouts

    11 Insane Sports Bets with the Biggest Payouts

    Tonight’s men’s final at the 2014 US Open between No. 10 Kei Nishikori and No. 14 Marin Cilic is one of the most unexpected Grand Slam matchups in a long time. And, as is the case with all unexpected sports outcomes, there are handful of sports bettors out there who stand to make a lot of money. Australian bookmaker TAB says […]

  • Find Out How to Turn a $50 Bet on Super Bowl XLVIII into $710,923,613,350

    Find Out How to Turn a $50 Bet on Super Bowl XLVIII into $710,923,613,350

    Are you a gambling man (or woman)?  Do you think it’s possible that FOX’s announcers will say “marijuana,” Richard Sherman will get an unnecessary roughness penalty, Peyton Manning will retire following the game, Bruno Mars will wear a hat during halftime, there will be a power outage, the MVP will thanks the owner first, there […]

  • 10 Super Bowl XLVI Prop Specials You May Want To Put Some Money On

    10 Super Bowl XLVI Prop Specials You May Want To Put Some Money On

    One of the great things about the Super Bowl is that there are so many betting options for the game that don’t require you to have even an ounce of football knowledge.  Not sure which team will walk away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, or whether the final score will yield in excess of 55 […]

  • 2011 Weekly NFL Locks: Week 3

    2011 Weekly NFL Locks: Week 3

    Those who waited probably got the Bills at -4.  Luckily, we didn’t wait and were able to take advantage of the -3 line on Saturday.  That, along with wins by the Texans and Bucs, allowed us to go an impressive 2-0-1 last week.  This week’s slate of game offers eight divisional match-ups, and seven road […]

  • NCAA Football Weekly Locks: Week 3

    NCAA Football Weekly Locks: Week 3

    We got off to a good start in our first week, with Alabama and Michigan coming through for us.  Mississippi State’s inability to punch the ball in from the goal line on the final play of their game against Auburn prevented us from going a perfect 3-0, but a 2-1 start isn’t all that bad.  […]