Ladbrokes Pay Out Record-Breaking Bet
If you're tired of putting on outrageous accumulators every week on six random Slovakian teams to all draw 1-1, let this be a lesson on how to bet.
Ladbrokes has today cashed out an industry record cash out on a £50 bet.
At the start of the season, some lucky bastard put £50 on Leicester to win the Premier League at 5000/1. At the time, the bookie must have thought the punter had lost the plot.
Instead of cashing out 20 games in, like most of us would, and blowing £5,000 on a holiday, they decided to wait until today to cash out. How much? Oh, just £72,000.
The punter may well enjoy the money now, but if the underdogs go on to win the trophy, they would have won £250,000.
I suppose only time will tell whether this was a good cash out or not. But what a fucking shout it was to put Leicester on to win the league. Who even does that?
Anyone else putting a fiver on Middlesbrough to win the league next season?