$400 bet on Kansas City Chiefs may have inspired winOctober 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.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah never turned a hair when galloping in front of 5,000 adoring and cheering fans who turned out early on Friday morning to watch him continue his preparations up to Sunday’s Grade I, $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational.
Aside from a chance to forge a three-way tie in the record books with LaMarr Hoyt and Johnny Allen, Jose Fernandez will be trying to help Miami avoid a three-game series sweep. The Marlins (42-62) have dropped four straight...
Lawsuits challenging the decision to award a Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts have come with a “hefty price tag”. The Mass. Gaming Commission and the three cities involved in the legal fight have spent more than $1.4M combined.
Penn National Gaming has stepped into Illinois’ booming video gaming terminal business with its decision to buy Prairie State Gaming in what was described as an all cash transaction.
Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn longs for the day when Massachusetts opponents of the casino business stop treating his company like a punching bag.