Idiot Loses $160,000 AUD on Argentina Bet

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Yesterday, Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the largest upsets in World Cup history when they beat hyped Argentina 2-1. Unfortunately, one Australian gambler lost even more, taking a $160,000 AUD loss as he bet on the heavy favorites.

The crazy bet took place at gambling operator TAB, with the gambler putting down the huge bet with odds of only 1.13 to 1. This meant that he stood to only make $20,000 if Argentina won, thus putting the majority of risk on him. Things were looking good for the gambler early on, as Lionel Messi scored at the 10 minute mark, but things changed after halftime. Saleh Al-Shehri scored in the 48th minute, and shortly after Salem Al Dawsari scored from the top of the box to give Saudi Arabia the lead.

Saudi Arabia held on to seal the win, shocking the world and shocking the dumb gambler's wallet in the process.

Thankfully, the bettor's identity is likely to remain anonymous. No word on whether or not he'll be forced to sell a kidney was available at press time.

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24 November 2022 - 10:22am

Oh wow, I can understand there are high rollers but to place such a huge bet for a potential 20k win doesn't make any sense.

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25 November 2022 - 4:09am

I just want to know how someone with so little respect for money accumulate that much money to gamble with in the first place!


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25 November 2022 - 9:05am

This article is brilliant and proof that there truly is a mug born every second minuet , maddness to play such a bet to win such a little especially on soccer where anything can and does happen freqently

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30 November 2022 - 11:34am

I won't admit I' haven't done even more stupid bets than this one over the years..😉 but glad never had 160 000 of any currency on my disposal😎

You know what they say... it's money in the bank...just not yours!