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Fan Puts $400 On The Blues In January, Could Win $100K

from Darren Rovell of the Action Network,

In January, Scott Berry found himself in Las Vegas on a business trip, pressed for time.

He usually plays the table games for a couple hundred bucks before making a bet on one of his sports teams, but he was so overworked that he felt like he could only make one bet.

So he headed over to the sportsbook at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. A big sports fan, but not a big bettor, Berry looked up at the board. His St. Louis Blues were 250-1 ($1 wins $250) to win the Stanley Cup.

The Blues, who have never won the Stanley Cup and are tied with the Maple Leafs for the longest championship drought in the NHL at 51 years, were not good at the time and were famously in last place in the entire NHL on Jan. 2. Still, 250-1 seemed a bit high, so Berry waltzed over to the nearby Bellagio to check the price on the Blues.

They were 150-to-1.

“So I sprinted back to the Paris and put down everything I had planned on spending on gambling — $400,” Berry said. “To win $100,000 sounded really good.”

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Seems a little early for an article like this, since they’ve not yet made it to the Finals, much less shown that they can beat the Bruins…

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/21/19 at 08:45 AM ET

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