You have probably seen the movie 21, about the MIT whiz kid blackjack players who figured out how to scam casinos for millions of dollars simply by counting cards and playing as a team.
Regardless of how glitzy the movie made it look, counting cards to make a living is not as easy as it seems.
Sometimes, gamblers need to have fun too – which is where proposition bets come into play. What’s a proposition bet? It’s a side bet of any type, usually of an uncommon event.
For example, people bet on the Super Bowl all the time – whether it be a Super Bowl grid or betting the line in Vegas based on who they think will win, or whether the point spread will be met. A Super Bowl proposition bet are the more obscure items:
- The coin toss
- Whether there will be a kickoff return for a touchdown
- Whether anyone will be heard swearing on the television broadcast
These aren’t necessarily tied to whether a team will win or lose the game, but rather what happens in the events surrounding the Super Bowl. But a proposition bet doesn’t have to revolve around the Super Bowl or sports at all. Sometimes, these bets are a bit more obscure and interesting.