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Norm Macdonald

$25,000 Bet on

Manny Pacquiao

5/4/2011 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Norm Macdonald is so confident Manny Pacquiao will DEFEAT Sugar Shane Mosley this weekend ... he went to Vegas and threw down a $25,000 bet on the Fighting Pride of the Philippines.

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Macdonald made the bet at the sports book for the Wynn/ Encore hotels on April 29 -- and showed off the betting ticket on last night's "Sport's Show with Norm Macdonald." But Norm isn't getting the best odds.

Manny is such a HUGE favorite ... Norm's $25k bet will only pay off $3,125 if Pacquiao wins the fight.

But if Manny loses, Norm's out $25k.

Good bet??



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16.

Drew Carey's Nephew    

Norm hosts High Stakes Poker season 7 on GSN and has this Comedy Central Show. Obviously he is making 100k+ and he still gets residuals from his movies. Despite his salaries, he has always been known to be a degenerate gambler. The risk is not worth the reward for this bet and maybe Norm should start following Floyd Mayweather's twitter because he posts his daily bets for $10k+.

1166 days ago
17.

Mike    

any real gambler knows thats a stupid bet...you dont risk 25 grand for 3.....nothing is a sure thing in sports even so its just not worth it...the real smart bet would be to put the 25 grand on mosley hope he wins and make 200 grand or more

1166 days ago
18.

crabbygirl81    

Who cares? I can't stand this guy!

1166 days ago
19.

Nostradamus    

Take it from someone who is a mildly successful long term sports bettor, never lay those odds. That chalk will kill your bankroll.

1166 days ago
20.

pausers    

such a girlie bet, bet on something original........because of this whimpy bet he should lose his 25k

1166 days ago
21.

Rotter    

What if you drop 25 large on SSM to win, and he does? How much would you get?

1166 days ago
22.

spyke    

I love Norm, he is funny as hell BUT he is an alcoholic and should NOT be gambling. If you have problems with any addiction you need to stay from problem areas like gambling, drugs, etc. Best of luck Norm but please dude, stay out of trouble.

1166 days ago
23.

Cartman    

His new show is hilarious.

And that bet is money in the bank. Even if he loses he can charge the ticket to production costs for his show so he still doesn't lose.

1166 days ago
24.

Harry    

Yes. Its a sure way to increase your money by 12.5 percent. Bet 1 million and you win 125k. Manny is a sure thing. I know 1 politician (non american) who bet 3million dollars in different places and using different people. He has made the bet at around jan so he will only win 300k for 3 million bet.

1166 days ago
25.

Clayton Ziegler    

@James

From a night with your mom

1166 days ago
26.

Physical Graffiti    

You can call him unfunny all you want but he does a perfect Burt Reynolds!

1166 days ago
27.

garay    

It is still good bet since it is assured that Pacquiao will win better than fifty to fifty chances and no guarantee to win. At least this is what lots of people think on betting for Pacquiao.

1166 days ago
28.

playmore    

I want to know who ever told this moron he is funny?.........He's not!

1166 days ago
29.

bunny    

He shouldn't have done that but he and Artie are alike. Addicted to gambling.

1166 days ago
30.

Jim in Cali    

Jimmy the Greek he is not. Awful bet.

1166 days ago
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