Gambling is an exciting pastime for many people, and although most of us are able to enjoy the fun and thrill of it now and again, it can be a very fickle mistress. Gambling, simply put, creates winners and losers, and high rollers looking to place significant amounts of money on any one particular outcome risk losing it all just as much as they have a chance to walk away with a life-changing sum of money. So which risk takers have made it onto our list of the biggest bets of all time?
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1. Archie Karas – 1992 – After losing around $2 million during high stakes poker games in Los Angeles, Archie did what few people would do with their last $50… He went to Vegas. At Binion’s Horseshoe Casino, he stumbled into a close friend who lent Archie $10,000 to play some high stakes poker games. In a game called Razz, where the lowest accumulative hand wins, he quickly returned the $10,000 he was leant with 50% interest, and was still on a roll. This wasn’t just a one hit wonder of a night, Archie’s streak was just getting started.
The matchup is set with the Denver Broncos facing off against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 Super Bowl which will be the first to be played outside in a northern city. It will likely be a very evenly matched game between two very different football teams led by very different quarterbacks. With such a matchup we can all expect the Super Bowl online betting to be quite brisk. As soon as the two teams were in place there was already a flurry of activity as most sportsbooks had Seattle listed as a slight favorite, but that changed quickly as money poored in on the Broncos. Now were see Denver as a one point or 1.5 point favorite on many sportsbooks, and we can probably expect more volatility.
One factor that will probably move the line with be the weather. With Peyton Manning leading Denver’s traditional yet explosive air attack, we can expct more money to flow to the Broncos if we see mild conditions for the game, or at least little wind and snow. But if the weather is bad, than the conventional wisdom has that favoring the Seahawks who rely more on the running game as opposed to Russell Wislon. Also, while Wislon is not particularly effective in the pocket, he is great at improvising and bad weather might actually help his game.
The matchup between the quarterbacks will be the most intriguing and that goes far beyond the weather. Peyton Manning represents the kind of quarterback that has been winning championships in the NFL throughout its history. Manning beats you by throwing from the pocket. His mobility isn’t that great though he’s good at navigating around a pass rush and throwing under pressure. Russell Wilson on the other hand is one of the new mobile quarterbacks who sometimes relies on the read option to be effective. The Seahawks have been limiting the number of times he runs, as it’s obviously a huge risk that he’ll get injured, but he’s also been less effective lately. Without the running threat teams are daring Wilson to throw the ball. But he’s certainly capable of making big plays, and if he hits on some then Seattle will be in a good position.
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