Sport How betting $100 on the Indians’ 21-game streak could’ve made you a millionaire

09:45  14 september  2017
09:45  14 september  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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But let’s say — in some crazy alternate reality — that you saw the Cleveland Indians ’ AL-record 21 - game win streak coming and you decided to bet just $ 100 at the start. How much money would you have today? Well, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks, you ’d be a millionaire .

LET IT RIDE: Betting # Indians to win 21 STRAIGHT - starting with $ 100 and letting it ALL ride after each game - would' ve won .18 MILLION! pic.twitter.com/0JgapLockC. The Indians win streak can now legally crack open a cold one with the boys.

It's always fun to look at improbable sports accomplishments and say, "If only I had bet on it, I'd be so rich!" Leicester City's 2015 Premier League title at 5,000-to-1 odds certainly comes to mind - that was easy money.

But let's say - in some crazy alternate reality - that you saw the Cleveland Indians' AL-record 21-game win streak coming and you decided to bet just $100 at the start. How much money would you have today? Well, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks, you'd be a millionaire.

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Via the R.J. Bell, if some bettor had hypothetically placed a $100 bet on the Indians on Aug. 24 and let that bet ride through Sept. 13, this bettor would currently have $1,179,048. He broke down the bets in an incredible game-by-game chart.

The concept of "letting it ride" is basically an ongoing parlay. So while this bettor started with a $100 bet on Game 1, by Game 21, he or she would be putting $884,286 on the line. That would be a ridiculously risky - and borderline insane - thing to do when you started at $100. This bettor would risk losing out on everything with an Indians loss.

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So how much money would you have made if you bet $ 100 on the first game of these streaks and let that money ride? You ’d be a multi- millionaire by now.

LET IT RIDE: Betting # Indians to win 21 STRAIGHT – starting with $ 100 and letting it ALL ride after each game – would’ ve won .18 MILLION! pic.twitter.com/0JgapLockC. Tags: indians , odds, win streak

But, of course, hindsight never loses.

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