Craziest Bets Ever Made
There are so many crazy bets recorded throughout history that one cannot even begin naming them, let alone explain them. Some are legendary, some are funny, some are risky and some are absolutely insane. With no further ado, let’s have fun and check them out!
The Red 7
This is the story of Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old pro gambler who sold all of his belongings, went to Vegas and put all of his money at a roulette table, a total of $136,000, on the red 7. The ball landed exactly there and he doubled his money, tipped the dealer $600, packed his backs and flew back to England.
Sean Connery, your favourite James Bond, once wagered for the number 17 and while in the first two spins the ball missed the pocket, in the third one it came in. He won but re-wagered the money twice more and left the table with £10,000. Later on in one of his most famous Bond movies, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, the spy wagered on the same number.
The Niagara Falls
Back in 1875, a record was set by Michael Webb who became the first man that managed to swim the English Channel. Ready for the next challenge, he took a bet of $10,000, an insane sum of money at that time, that he will swim the Niagara Falls’ Whirlpool Rapids. He, of course, couldn’t make it and lost the bet.
Frankie Dettori’s Magnificent 7
The Italian jockey Frankie Dettori managed to win at all seven of his races at the prestigious horse race of Ascot. This was a great win for Dettori, but for a few lucky punters as well. One of them backed Dettori and wagered that he will win all 7 races. The odds were 25.000/1. When Dettori delivered, the lucky guy won £500,000! One other punter betted £0.50 on each of the 7 races without the accumulator and although she could’ve won £15.000, she walked away with £25.
A hot French weather-woman jokingly took on a bet to go live au naturel if France made it to the 2014 World Cup. The unforeseen qualifications that lead Les Bleus to Brazil made a lot of French men happy, as Doria Tillier kept the promise and presented the forecast completely naked. Thank God for the team’s achievements!
Andy Murray’s Face
Can you imagine seeing Andy Murray’s face on someone’s butt cheek? Well, Will Hirons made that happen. How? Well, he bet on Andy winning the 2013 Wimbledon, and in return for his wagered money, he received a nice, left butt cheek tattoo of Andy Murray’s face.
The Wife Bet
Betting you wife on a poker game screams ‘I hate my wife’, right? Whether it was a hate or desperation thing we will never know, but what we know for sure is that Andrei Karpov put his wife Tatiana up for a stake in a game against Sergey Brodov. As you have probably assumed, he lost his wife, but what you didn’t expect is that the wife eventually married Brodov and they stayed together happily ever after.
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