It’s no secret that the bookmakers from the gambling industry have seen almost every kind of wager possible being made available to bet on. Some of the most outrageous bets throughout history included odds that proof of alien existence would come to light by 2019 and even when the end of the world would be. These bets have gained a lot of traction and aren’t exactly very unique as a lot of people had wagered on the world ending in 2012, according to the Mayan calendar. Surely that’s one bet you wouldn’t want to win though, if you’re banking on the result going the way of the end of the world. As outlandish as these bets may seem, the bookies have not turned down a wager as bizarre as this one. One man is searching the world far and near for someone to take his bet, and so far, no one has. This includes top bookies like SkyBet, Paddy Power, Bet365, Willian Hill, and Coral.
What Bet is too Controversial to Accept?
This bet that no bookmaker has taken is an on-going debate that has been around for hundreds of years. However, one man from Grimsby believes he has the definite £100 answer. Gerrard Gallacher from Grimsby in the United Kingdom believes without a shadow of doubt that the Earth is flat. While Gallacher is willing to put his money where his mouth is, bookmakers say that it is just a tough one to prove. However, this has only strengthened Gallacher’s argument who now believes they won’t take his bet because they are sure they will lose.
Gallacher is bent on finding a bookie that will accept his wager, and he will be hard pressed to find one ever. But he isn’t the only critic to stand on this side of the debate. Even some noteworthy celebrities have joined Gallacher’s side of the debate.
Other Instances of Bizarre Bets
This is certainly not the first time that a conspiracy theorist has tried to cash in on what most would consider as an unusual belief or claim. William Hill once took bets from people who believed that Elvis Presley, would make a miraculous comeback in the 1990’s after his death in 1977. Of course, this never came to fruition, but it never stopped bookmakers then from taking money from eager bettors. Here’s a list of 5 of the most outrageous and silly bets that have ever existed.
- John Travolta to become the next James Bond.
- The size of Donald Trump’s manhood.
- Super Bowl’s side bets on stuff like what colour the juice will be that gets thrown on the coach and earthquakes hitting the stadium during the game.
- A man who was down all his chips decided to bet with his wife as his last stake. Needless to say, he ended up losing her too as she ended up marrying the winner.
- In Taiwan you can bet on the life expectancy of sick people in the hospitals.
For now, Gallacher will have to keep looking for someone who will take his £100 bet. Or maybe he might get away with placing such a bet in Taiwan.