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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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58 COMMENTS

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31.

travcm    

@garay: Maybe you don't understand grammar or how betting on fights works. The chance of Paquiao winning needs to be greater than 87.5% for this to be a good bet.

1178 days ago
32.

garay    

@Travcm. Didn’t you understand what I have said that Pacquao is guaranteed to win 100% and that is why it is still good bet? Please re-read my paragraph.

1178 days ago
33.

THIN LIZZY    

Boy he's a real risk taker. LOL Bye-Bye Mosley, you're lucky you're gonna fight someone that won't beat you into a coma.

1178 days ago
34.

en Todo Momento!!    

he may as well frame that thing today, and invest another $250 in a gold plaque,engraved with the word: 'stupit'

1178 days ago
35.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Unless someone else gave him that money to bet, what's the purpose? Is he getting paid to promote? Then, I can understand. But I've NEVER heard of any kind of bet that pays less than what you bet if you win. Never.

1178 days ago
36.

amy&riley    

That is a bad ROI. A serious gambler would never make a bet that had this odds payoff.

1178 days ago
37.

Larry    

Anyone who thinks this is a bad bet has no clue how sports betting works, and doesn't know **** about boxing. Hint: When (not if) he wins, he gets his 25k back as well.

Easiest 3k ever made.

1178 days ago
38.

johnnysmith69    

WOW he went to Encore should of went to the hilton or binions
not i feel like watching dirty work aka the jerky boys 2

1178 days ago
39.

who dat    

Macdonald is so UNfunny its funny. He is a hack. I wouldn't go watch his show, if i was paid and picked up in a limo.

1178 days ago
40.

Weave    

Just to everyone wondering where he got the 25k... He's worth about 10 Million. So that may be where.

1178 days ago
41.

sean    

Oh Norm! So much for cutting back on gambling. As for you Norm haters, go listen to Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, or whatever unfunny comedian you're into. Norm is an all-time great. There is no one else like him. 15-minutes of fame? He's been around since the 80's! His stand-up concerts still sell-out!

1178 days ago
42.

brown dynamite    

Stupid bet. 3K? Please. Throw some money on Sugar Shane for the bigger payday. Pacquiao deserves to be the favorite but Shane still is quick and fast enough to land a KO. A 3K bet on Shane (small for Norm) would make it more worth his time.

1178 days ago
43.

jackmama311    

good call, norm.

1178 days ago
44.

Big Taters    

I like Norm - BUT....

Only an idiot would risk $25,000 to win $3125. Horrible.

I could care less who Paquio is fighting, it just doesn't make sense to risk losing $25,000 to win $3,125.

Beer!!!!!

1178 days ago
45.

Evan Benz    

Its a Wynn-Wynn for everyone !

Norm Macdonald just gave Steve Wynn a 25,000$ Cash Loan for a week.
And Steve Wynn is only paying him back at 8%.
Norm's happy cuz he made a quick 3,125$

Meanwhile Steve Wynn is going to use the cash now, recoup on the back end, and probably end up making enough profits to not only justify the 8% . . . but to actually come out ahead on this deal.

CASH IS KING !!!!

1178 days ago
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