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7 of the Craziest Bets Ever Placed

Whether it’s a night out at the casino or a friendly bet between friends, the prospect of making money rarely loses appeal. But can you imagine throwing down millions of your own cash on a poker game or a sports match? This is the life of the high roller: a faction of gutsy gamblers who have etched their bravery into betting folklore.

Here is our pick of some of their crazy bets.

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Thrilling Kick-Off to Campaign set to Continue

Last week saw a fitting start to the 25th anniversary of the Premier League. Friday night lights at the Emirates Stadium shone as brightly on Arsenal’s defensive failings as much as they did on their undoubted attacking talent, before Liverpool’s continued corner-kick quackery prevented the Merseysiders from claiming maximum points at Watford.

Dan Roebuck previews this weekend’s fixtures, and gives his two cents on what you should be backing.

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Let there be light…

When England face the West Indies at Edgbaston this Thursday (17th), it will be the first ever day-night Test staged in Blighty. It will also be the start of a three-match series that everyone from Coventry to the Caribbean is predicting will be a procession for the home side.

Our resident cricket expert, Iain Spragg, previews England’s chances.

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