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Bet Of The Week: Two Small Wagers, 18 Legs, One Big Win

August 22, 2023

In our ‘Bet of the Week’ series, Tipico Sportsbook highlights some of the most notable wagers of the previous week.

A bettor from Ohio was only a home run away from winning $805,477.87 last week, but it was still a huge payout – thanks to winning 18 legs of a 19-leg parlay.

On May 9, this Tipico customer placed two bets – one for $1.62 and another for $1 – on the exact same 19-leg parlay on odds of +30743330.

The bettor won 18 legs of the parlay, which was a combination of NBA and MLB player props along with three MLB moneylines.

However, the 19th leg was voided because the Chicago Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom – whom the bettor had picked to hit a home run – did not play.

Despite the missing leg, the bettor won $47,719.06 total on the two bets for the other 18 legs. A Wisdom home run would have netted him much more — but the voided leg assured him of a massive win, regardless.

“This customer shot for the moon and won big despite the huge odds,” said Tipico analyst Ryan Taylor. “These odds were made possible with the recent addition of SGP for the MLB, so customers can now be more creative with building parlays.

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Join Our MLB Contest

Tipico’s “Swing for the Fences” baseball betting contest started May 1 and is literally in full swing, with customers trying to win their share of $100,000 — including bets on us for an entire year!

This is how it works: For every leg of a bet, you get one point. For each straight bet, you get one point. For a 3-Leg parlay, you get three points. A 4-leg parlay gets you four points. And so on …

Qualifying wagers must be $20 or more on MLB games or events with odds longer than -200 (equivalent to decimal odds higher than 1.5) or parlay wagers with combined odds longer than -200 (equivalent to decimal odds higher than 1.5).

Each month the top 100 bettors will win bets on us for an entire year. There will be five tiers, and the upper tier (‘Grand Slam’) — consisting of the top 5 — will receive $5,000 total in bets on us, spread out at $417 per month for 12 months.

You don’t need to join the contest officially or register – just place qualifying MLB bets!

Get Our MLB Betting Tips

If the idea of a multi-game parlay sounds daunting, don’t let it. We got your bases covered – pun intended – with these baseball betting guides:

  • The Best MLB Betting Strategies
  • How to Bet on Baseball
  • What’s a Moneyline Bet and How to Do It

Tipico also has a raft of betting guides to help you get the most out of your wagering dollars, including guides on spreads, parlays, player props and more. Check them out here.

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Alex Valdes
Alex Valdes is Web Content Manager at Tipico North America. He has written, edited and performed user and site analysis at MoneyTalksNews, NBC Sports, MSN, Bing, MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines.
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