5 of the CRAZIEST betting Stories EVER!
(and one big FAIL…!)
From bets on Suarez’s famous on-pitch biting to Brazil’s fantastic World Cup flop, we’ve got the lowdown on some of the biggest (and weirdest) gambling success stories from the last century!
After two previous biting episodes on the pitch, the odds were 175-1 that Uruguay’s Luis Suarez would strike again during the World Cup 2014. Lo & behold, the striker indeed sunk his teeth into the Italian player Giorgio Calini & 167 gamblers cashed in on the controversy with one lucky winner taking home a tasty $3,300!
A young student used his entire £4,400 student loan funding to bet on his favourite football club Angola, who were winning 4-0 in the African Cup of Nations with just 11 minutes of the game remaining. Although it looked like a sure bet, Mali made an incredible comeback over Angola in the last few minutes and the student lost it all.
Serial Gambler Darren Yates took a leap of faith when he bet that pint- sized Jockey
Frankie Dettori would be riding the winning horse in his next seven consecutive races. Dettori went on to win race after race, winning Yates a sum over $860,000. A pretty impressive jump from his £67.58 investment!
An inspired football fan bet $20 that Germany would triumph against Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup, and that Sami Khedira would score a goal. The odds? A pretty unlikely 2,319 to 1. The bet paid off and won him an epic $46,000.
Tommy Yates hit headlines when he won $19,500 off the back of a 1₵ buy-in to an 888poker WSOP satellite tournament. His 1₵ investment soon paid off, when he won a $13,000 dream trip to Las Vegas and finished the WSOP Main Event in the money with an incredible $19,500 cash win!