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RJ_Bell
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On Monday, Leicester City won the Premier League (English Soccer)

Leicester City’s preseason odds to win Premier League: 5000 to 1 against!

This is the BIGGEST sports betting underdog EVER record to win any single event.
Said another way: the most unlikely single sporting outcome ever.

To add some perspective: the 1999 Rams (huge longshots with backup Kurt Warner) were “only” 300/1 against winning that year’s Super Bowl.

In comparison: European bookmaker William Hill is currently offering the same 5000 to 1 odds on “Elvis Presley being found alive.”

Darren Rovell reports that the three largest bookmakers in England collectively lost $11.4 million on Leicester City's historic upset.
 
[Some data in the above report via ESPN.com]

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This is the BIGGEST sports betting underdog EVER record to win any single event.
Said another way: the most unlikely single sporting outcome ever. 

This was not a single event. Leicester played 36 matches.

Maybe the biggest payoff on a single sporting wager.  

Seeing a new PreGame website (projected launch date October 2014) would probably approach similar odds.

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Bear in mind that this is the most bet on league in the world. The turnover on the PL dwarfs all of Football, Basketball, Basball etc combined. And a 5000/1 shot has won it. The Browns going 16-0 for the next 5 seasons straight is about as likely as this. This is truly the biggest upset there ever has, or ever will be in Gamblings history or future

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Don't Forget About All The "Tony Soprano" Envelopes Being Passed Around

Stuff like this doesn't happen without those little tan envelopes

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What would be the biggest upset that's happened in North American Soil or ICE ?

The one that sticks out is when a Bunch of college kids upset the Might Red Machine...

1980 USA hockey team Lake Placid wins the Gold..True Miracle.

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5000/1  that's just unbelievable.  Who bets on a 5000/1 shot?

SportWinsLossesTiesWin %$ Won
CFB88250.00-80.00
MLB12033.33-100.00
NBA6752356.30985.00
NFL45044.44-150.00
NHL21066.67100.00
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Don't forget Chaminade beating #1 Virginia with Ralph Sampson.

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I recall reading that USA Hockey was only about 4/1 vs. Russians ... does anybody have a link to verify?

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