Someone wagered $99,000 on the Packers to beat the Jaguars, at -1100 odds

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The Packers seem to be a sure thing this weekend. At least one bettor thinks so.

According to David Purdum of ESPN.com, someone placed a $99,000 wager on the Packers to beat the Jaguars with the William Hill sports book in Nevada. At odds of -1100, the bet will pay a mere $9,000 if the Packers win.

It could be the easiest $9,000 that the bettor ever makes. Or it could be a lesson well learned that, as a wise man has said repeatedly, “That’s why they play the games.”

The weather could be a factor on Sunday, with a high of 44 degrees, ran in the forecast, sustained winds in the range of 25 miles per hour, and gusts into the mid-30s. There’s also a chance that the Packers will pick Sunday to be one of those days when they just don’t have it.

It’s obviously unlikely, as the odds indicate. Still, if the game ends within eight points or so, the $9,000 arguably won’t be worth whatever anxiety the bettor will have experienced. And if the Jaguars somehow win, well, there goes money that the bettor could have done plenty of good with.

But in America the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness includes the ability to make bad decisions. Come Sunday, we’ll see if this is one of them. Win or lose, it already sort of feels like it is.

26 responses to “Someone wagered $99,000 on the Packers to beat the Jaguars, at -1100 odds

  1. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I consistently root for Doug Marone to lose, but I can make an exception for this week.

  2. This is crazy.
    I obviously hope this individual collects on his bet, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is a rather foolish endeavor.
    Weather, turnovers, injuries, and even a well motivated team can turn just about any NFL game on it’s ear on any given Sunday.
    There’s just too little reward for such a big risk to fully justify this.
    Good Luck!

  3. People don’t understand professional gambling and are talking out of complete ignorance. This is a great bet for professionals as they know how to make their money work for them. Of course bet isn’t worth just putting a thousand on it as there is not return but is as close to sure bet as you will find and worth large amounts. Packers can win this game with their back up. Root against this guy all you want, he makes money having fun while you complain about him.

  4. I’m surprised this is public knowledge. I bet Vegas has odds on if this guy wins or loses, the betting sports world is crazy!

  5. BuckyBadger says:
    November 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm
    People don’t understand professional gambling and are talking out of complete ignorance. This is a great bet for professionals as they know how to make their money work for them. Of course bet isn’t worth just putting a thousand on it as there is not return but is as close to sure bet as you will find and worth large amounts. Packers can win this game with their back up. Root against this guy all you want, he makes money having fun while you complain about him.

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    Soft run D may make interesting

  6. nathanp2013 says:
    November 12, 2020 at 10:24 pm
    BuckyBadger says:
    November 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm
    People don’t understand professional gambling and are talking out of complete ignorance. This is a great bet for professionals as they know how to make their money work for them. Of course bet isn’t worth just putting a thousand on it as there is not return but is as close to sure bet as you will find and worth large amounts. Packers can win this game with their back up. Root against this guy all you want, he makes money having fun while you complain about him.

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    Soft run D may make interesting

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    I’ve seen softer.
    And I haven’t had to look very far to find it.

  7. Skoliosis Sufferer says:
    November 12, 2020 at 9:55 pm
    How much would you win if you bet $99,000 on the Jags?

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    $1,099,989 plus your initial $99k back

  8. 20-17 Jags with 10 minutes left. I think the Packers will still win, but I bet that person is sweating profusely right now.

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