Leicester: Another One Bites the Dust

AS the weeks go on more and more Leicester fans are cashing out their potential title-winning bets … and who can blame them.
I’ve said for weeks now I believe the Foxes will achieve the impossible but supporter James Weller of Sheffield was worried enough to take his money off Ladbrokes and run.
Before his side’s defeat of Crystal Palace he cashed out his £10 at 5000-1 bet for a cool £21,552.77. Funnily enough if he had waited a few hours for my Super Single landing he’d have added £3k to his total.
He’s passed up the chance to bank £50,000 but said: “The kids can’t quite grasp it yet but we’re off on an amazing holiday. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing I’m 20 grand richer from just a tenner.
“I hold my hands up, I lost my nerve and bottled it. I’m sure we’ll still win the league, probably drop four points before the end, but it’s ours to lose now and the pressure is on Spurs massively. I just wanted the money in my back pocket ASAP!”
Of the 47 Ladbrokes customers who placed wagers on Leicester to achieve to unthinkable at the start of the season just 24 are left holding a betting slip paying out at 5000-1.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “We congratulate James for holding his nerve this long and having the belief back in August to place such an audacious wager.
“The champers is on ice for our remaining long-shot punters and we wish them all the best before the end of the season.”
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    stagger 2 years ago

    Before the Palace game would you have cashed out, MrF, bearing in mind your belief that the Foxes will win it?

    What a dilemma. 5 points clear with 8 games to go. I don’t know, 21,500 instead of 50,000. Cash out and enjoy the booty or hang on to collect the full whack or possibly nothing or maybe a lesser sum should Leicester get the wobbles in the run-in?

    I’d have cashed out, dammit.

    Or would I? It’s a dilemma alright.

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      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      stagger, if I was a Leicester fan I’d have cashed out by now because nothing would beat the feeling of winning the league – no amount of money.

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        stagger 2 years ago

        Yes, basically a win-win situation in that scenario. 20+k and if Leicester don’t win it, you’ve done well. If Leicester does win it, you’ve got the euphoria of being champs plus a nice hefty increase in your bank balance. Like you say, the 30k would be compensated by winning the title if you’re a true fan. Thanx.

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    kyle b 2 years ago

    I think I would still be one of the 24 maintaining my nerve this stage given the scenario although I think this title race is gonna go right down to the wire. them final 3 fixtures in my eyes Man United (Away), Everton (Home) and Chelsea (Away) will make or break there season. Leicester can pick up valuable points long the way to these final 3 games and i would be seriously tempted at that stage to cash out where I would think the cash out amount would be in the region of £30000- £35000.

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    superjim 2 years ago

    I can’t understand why they would put on the bet on in the first place. Must feel like just burning the money when they placed the bet. No chance. Now though, there is a miracle happening and may never happen again.

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    kyle b 2 years ago

    Skybet punter has cashed out for a sweet £29k today, big difference to what Ladbrokes were offering customers before the palace game

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      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      kyle b, every time Leicester win the value will go up. Also Man City losing would have helped as it’s now down to 3.

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    coaterj 2 years ago

    Its like watching an episode of deal or no deal!!!

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