Sporting Bets You Wished You Were Part Of

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I am no gambler and also someone who rarely places a bet. There is no such thing as a sure thing and the bigger the odds the higher the risk factors. most of the big payout bets you could kick yourself afterwards for not doing them but they are that rare and is the only reason why you hear about them. Plenty of muppets lose their shirt and pants on these crazy bets hoping for an upset.

One lucky winner in England had the biggest odds ever recorded and won. The bet was for an accumulator at 2.8 Million to 1.There may be others bigger, but there are no records proving this. The bet was an accumulator which covered 8 races and his horses chosen had to win each race for him to scoop the winnings which he did.

The terrible part of the bet is he only placed 50 pence on his bet which meant only 1.4 Million Pounds was to be paid and worse was to follow. The fine print only allowed for a maximum payout of 1 Million Pounds. Technically then his bet was at 2 Million to one and not bad for only 50 Pence.
Not a true fan as he said only to be top at Christmas.Still 1000/1 is decent with a 5 Pound bet.

Recently we had Leicester City win the premiership and they were at 5000/1 and you could say were more than just outsiders but more like no hopers with no chance. The bookies were trying to limit their losses and tried to persuade anyone with bets to come forward early for an early payout with slightly reduced odds. Some obviously did as they ended up paying out just over 14 Million to the lucky punters.
Not great odds as the 5000/1 odds have all disappeared.

If we look at the odds today on the Premiership betting firms have learnt their lesson and there are no more crazy 5000/1 long shots available. A few years ago another betting firm paid out early on Manchester United winning the league only for them to slip up and leave the betting firm with a lot of explaining and embarrassment. Nothing is a sure thing even when you might think it is as there are so many outside influences that could change anything at any time. My money stays firmly in my pocket as it is hard enough to earn without giving it away.


A colleague of mine's girlfriend backed Leicester to win the Premier League in 2016, £10 at odds of 2500/1. She was a life-long Foxes fan and would put a £10 bet on them to win the league every year regardless of which division they were in.

Ultimately she choked and cashed out the bet before they won the league as she expected that a bigger club would go past them. It was still worth several thousand pounds but just imagine if she'd held her nerve....

That was one of the things that made the Leicester premiership win so special. Punters who put a bet on their own team to win regardless of their chances every year won a fortune just to cap the sheet joy of finally winning the league.

Really nice to get a financial return as well and it's always a wise person who cashes out in front rather than risk it all. Good for her, hope she enjoyed the windfall!

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As a Spurs supporter, I can say with some confidence that you should always assume we'll mess it up, just as we did in our pursuit of Leicester that year. Always bet on Spurs to be Spursy ;-)

I see this late because my gadget was faulty. Will love to be following all your post.

Nothing is a sure thing anymore and the reason for this is that sports is evolving and when betting now there are no certainty of underdogs any longer. I think most betting companies go a long way to ensure people don't end up with the big bucks and well it's all luck nowadays.

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Had steve Bruce to sunderland at 66/1 . Probably .y biggest ever return . Recently ai had Shane Lowry to win the open championship at 77/1 . Nice tener and 770 back. I have a flutter wvwry week . I put about 20 quid aside but only crypto from.the winnings. Its after getting me a few bitcoin from it woth very little outlay .my bet today is the 250 naas Long house Poet .

One of the most expensive days for British bookies was the day that Frankie Dettori won on every race on the card at Ascot. So many people had accas on the 'housewifes favourite '
No such thing as a poor bookie was possibly the best advice my Grandad ever gave me lol

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That is pretty crazy that they were paying the bets early to try and cut their losses. I have actually never heard of that being done before. I am sure it happens all the time though. I don't do a ton of sports betting beyond playing some boards during the Superbowl. I don't understand all of the mechanics and terminology.