Long shots are in fashion, thanks to Leicester City’s 5,000-to-one upset by winning the English Premier League title. At least one bettor has plunked down a nice chunk of money on a far more plausible proposition for the upcoming NFL season.
Our friend and former colleague Mike Wilkening (who was the de facto in-house gambling guru) passes along this item from the potential future home of the Raiders.
Two days ago, someone placed a $9,000 bet at the William Hill Sports Book in the Tuscany Casino. The bettor took the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl, at 60-1 odds.
If the Bucs win it all, the payout will be $540,000.
Tampa Bay improved from 2-14 in 2014 to 6-10 in 2015. Despite the firing of coach Lovie Smith, the Bucs seems to be moving in the right direction, with budding franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. And while a Super Bowl run seems like it’s a couple of years away, someone out there is willing to plunk down $9,000 on the proposition.