Saturday, January 31, 2009

Super Bowl

On this eve of the Super Bowl, let's pause to remember the best sports betting promotion ever.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, before the UIGEA, Mansion's sports book offered a free bet on the season-opening game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins. If the Steelers won, you won your bet. If the Dolphins won, you'd get your money back.

Of course, the Steelers covered the 5-point spread and many lucky freerollers received an easy $1,000.

Those days of insane bonuses and free money have long since passed, but the Steelers keep right on winning.

Go Steelers!

1 comment:

kurokitty said...

Ah, the good ol' days. I hit that!

And you're right. It's like the line in the U2 song - "You glorify the past when the future dries up ..."