Sportsbooks Are Actually Taking Bets on if OJ Simpson Will Get Paroled or Not
On Thursday, former NFL running back O.J. Simpson might be walking the streets once again after serving less than a third of his sentence if he’s granted parole, and many are expecting just that.
Now Vegas is giving you the chance to profit off that decision, as many sportsbooks are taking bets on if he’ll be released to roam the streets once again or not.
“O.J. Simpson isn’t the only one optimistic about his chances of getting parole Thursday in Nevada. So is Bovada, an online gambling site taking wagers on Simpson’s fate.
Most gamblers are betting on the prospect of Simpson being granted parole and they’re having to pay a higher price for it, said Kevin Bradley, Bovada.lv SportsBook Manager.
Gamblers betting on Simpson being granted parole must wager $270 to win $100 and gamblers betting on his being denied parole would win $180 on a $100 bet.”
Almost 70% of bettors have put their money on OJ to be paroled,. He has spent the last nine years in prison for a string of crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008.