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$400 bet on Kansas City Chiefs may have inspired win

October 04, 2011 3:00 AM by Mark Mayer

Last week a person at the Grand Sierra in Reno wagered $400 at 500-1 odds that the Kansas City Chiefs would win the Super Bowl. At that time, the Chiefs were 0-3 and that person’s undeniable optimism would have been defined as genuine "chutzpah," $200,000 worth.

One week later, the Chiefs are now 1-3 after defeating the winless Minnesota Vikings. That said, we have not heard of a rush to the windows for futures bets on the Chiefs.

Through three games, KC was outscored 129-27. This week the Chiefs are 2-point underdogs at Indianapolis, which has a short week coming off the Monday nighter with Tampa Bay.

Taking the "glass half full" instead of "half-empty" view, KC could be 2-2 heading to the bye week. However, the next home game at Arrowhead is not until Oct. 31.

 

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Las Vegas has at least a little something for just about everyone, according to the Convention Authority’s most recent survey of Vegas visitors.

Pennsylvania residents will benefit from the more than $780 million in slot machine revenue that is available to finance tax cuts, according to a press release from the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf.

There may not be any public sale of tickets for the May 2, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas, meaning that all the tickets may end up being divided between the MGM Grand site of the event and fight promoters.

There is a Santa Anita Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $91,899 and it is expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $750,000. As Sunday is the current Winter Meet’s closing day, there is a mandatory payout.

They could probably sell tickets to the April 24 Wynn Resorts shareholders meeting that will determine whether company co-founder Elaine Wynn, the former wife of the other co-founder Steve Wynn retains her seat on the company’s board.

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