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#41 95Crash

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:12 PM

From yesterday's New York Times:

According to Betfair, an online betting emporium ... around the world ... a total of $51 has been bet on the United States winning the Confederations Cup at the astronomical odds of 999-to-1. That means that for every $1 bet, the punter will skate away with $999 if the United States should beat Brazil.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:01 PM

From yesterday's New York Times:

According to Betfair, an online betting emporium ... around the world ... a total of $51 has been bet on the United States winning the Confederations Cup at the astronomical odds of 999-to-1. That means that for every $1 bet, the punter will skate away with $999 if the United States should beat Brazil.

How do I get in on this racket?
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:10 PM

How do I get in on this racket?



good question I just entered the site a message pop-up saying they don't accept bets from the USA.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

You wouldn't get those odds now anyway, I would guess, I'm thinking those are the odds before the tourney started.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

You wouldn't get those odds now anyway, I would guess, I'm thinking those are the odds before the tourney started.



I don't now but the total in bets for this match is somewhat like $70,000 only $4,000 for the USA win and $63,000 are bets on Brazil win.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:40 PM

Yes, but 999 to 1 odds say the odds maker are comfortable paying out 1000 bucks for every 1 dollar bet. Even those lopsided bets would only pay out $17.50 per dollar bet. It would be insane to every give someone 999 to 1 odds on any professional sporing event that is decided in 1 game. Anything can happen in 1 game.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:46 PM

Yes, but 999 to 1 odds say the odds maker are comfortable paying out 1000 bucks for every 1 dollar bet. Even those lopsided bets would only pay out $17.50 per dollar bet. It would be insane to every give someone 999 to 1 odds on any professional sporing event that is decided in 1 game. Anything can happen in 1 game.

Yeah, I'm guessing that was at the start of the tournament.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:08 PM

USA! USA! USA!

Don't forget the game is on today.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:43 PM

Wooooo!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:44 PM

1-0 USAAAAAAAAA
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

Does victory tonight guarantee a World Cup berth next year?
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

WOW ... US just picked apart Brazil.. amazing goal.. Donovan deserved that one
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:04 PM

Great goal and well deserved by Don after all the hard word, so much time left against such a great team. the two strikers caught Brazil off guard.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:08 PM

HOWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:18 PM

Is there a mosquito problem in South Africa? The buzzing is annoying.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:18 PM

Haha wow, never saw this one coming , but thats the great thing about football anything can happen.

Still wont count out brazil though.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

COME ONNNNN USA!!!!! 45MINS TO GO!!!! KEEP ATTACKING!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:22 PM

Haha wow, never saw this one coming , but thats the great thing about football anything can happen.

Still wont count out brazil though.


Is it too hyperbolic to call this the Miracle on Pitch if they pull it out?

I mean, Spain and Brazil back-to-back (especially a Brazil team that kicked their ass earlier in the tournament) is not unlike the USSR/Finland in 1980.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

Brazil that waht you get come to play with High Heels...


Finally CBF can fire Dunga.
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