When gambling was on the decline, casinos thought up of a few things that could help keep their sales up. One of the ideas that came to be was inviting musical acts to head to Vegas and perform. This would attract more people, especially gambling games.
However, in some weird twist of fate, these musical acts sometimes become the thing that people are betting on.
Here are a couple of bizarre bets on musicians.
The Super Bowl. For years, this has been a momentous occasion each year. Television ratings will tell you that it is one of the most watched events in the history of television. That is why there are a lot of ads put on it. Time is money as they say.
A good ad showed at the right time in the Super Bowl can significantly increase the popularity of the brand that puts it out. Take Tide for example. When they released their hilarious, “It’s a Tide ad” commercial amidst the Tide pod controversy, it was a huge win.
Similarly, musical acts who perform well in the Super Bowl get another notch on their belts. Oddly enough, one of these musical acts had become the subject of a weird bet.
The musician was Katy Perry, a singer whose fame and popularity do not need to be introduced.
A multitude of football fans that day was not only betting on whether the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks would win. Instead, they were also betting on whether or not Katy Perry’s breasts would reveal themselves on center stage as well.
It’s the King! The King has long passed. Long live the king. Or at least that is what one person wished.
While the king of rock and roll has long since gone to the big peanut butter and banana sandwich saloon in the sky, several people think that he had faked his own death.
Capitalizing on it, bookmakers set up a bet for people who believed that Elvis was alive. The odds were enormous though, coming at 2000/1 and 100/1. A person who had bet £300 would have won more than £300,000.
The bet was set to end by 2017, meaning Presley needed to come out and say he was alive by then. Sadly, only the bookmakers won on this one.
These are only a few odd bets made on musicians. We are sure that as time moves on, that more of it will happen.