High Roller Bill Perkins Makes Big Swimming & Weight Bets

High stakes gambler Bill Perkins has become famous for his prop bets over the years. And he’s added two more to the mix after making huge weight and swimming bets with professional poker players. Let’s take a look at these bets and discuss the outrageous odds that Perkins is offering. $150,000 for Brothers to Close […]

High stakes gambler Bill Perkins has become famous for his prop bets over the years.

And he’s added two more to the mix after making huge weight and swimming bets with professional poker players.

Let’s take a look at these bets and discuss the outrageous odds that Perkins is offering.

$150,000 for Brothers to Close 170-pound Weight Gap

Brothers Jaime and Matt Staples have gained a great deal of fame for their Twitch streaming. But the poker pros were more recently in the news for making a large weight bet with Perkins.

The deal is that the brothers must weigh within 1 pound of each other within the year. This is quite a challenge too because Jaime weighs 315 pounds while Matt is only 145 pounds. Assuming the brothers can bridge the 170-pound gap through weight loss and gain, they stand to win $150,000 on a $3,000 bet (50:1 odds).

Doing the math, Jaime must lose an average of 7.1 pounds per month, and Matt needs to gain the same amount. Of course, this assumes that they meet exactly in the middle at 230 pounds. It may be easier for Jaime to lose the weight in this case.

1 Mile Swimming Bet with a Non-Swimmer

Joey Ingram spends his hours playing online poker and hosting the Poker Life Podcast. He does not, however, spend any time swimming. In fact, he’s never swam a day in his life.

But this didn’t stop him from wagering $5,000 against Perkins’ $15,000 (3:1 odds) in a swimming prop bet.

According to Ingram, he must swim one mile by the end of September 2017. The good news is that he’ll do this bet in the warm waters of the Virgin Islands. The bad news is that he’s not allowed to use any equipment or other help to complete the journey.

Perkins isn’t worried about losing either bet, so long as it makes for a good show. “I don’t think I made a horrible bet because I’m going to be entertained no matter what,” he said.

Other famous wagers by Perkins include the following:

 

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