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Bill Perkins Makes Big Prop Bets with Joe Ingram, Jaime & Matt Staples

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

jamie-matt-staples-poker-prop-betsHedge fund manager and poker player Bill Perkins has become well renowned for his prop bets. And Perkins is at it again, this time making big wagers with Poker Life Podcast host Joe Ingram, and Twitch streamers Matt and Jaime Staples.

In the first prop bet, Perkins is betting that brothers Jaime and Matt Staples can’t get within 1 pound of body weight of each other in a year’s time. And Perkins is giving the duo 50-to-1 odds on a $3,000 bet, meaning they stand to win $150,000.

These sound like generous odds, but the catch is that Jamie weighs 315 pounds (140kg) while Matt weighs 135 pounds (60kg). This means Jaime must lose serious weight while Matt will have to gain major poundage.

Joe Ingram Must Swim 1 Mile to Win Prop Bet

chicago-joey-ingramAs for Joe “ChicagoJoey” Ingram, he has to swim 1 mile to win $15,000 from Perkins. According to Quora, 30 minutes is a decent time, meaning this bet doesn’t seem so unreasonable. But as you’ll see from Ingram’s tweet below, there’s a big catch:

“I booked a swimming prop bet w/ @bp22, my 5k to win 15k, must swim 1 mile by end of Sept down in St. Thomas. I’ve never swam in my life.”

Not only must Ingram learn to swim, but he can’t use any equipment to assist him. The only comfort to Ingram is that he’ll be swimming in the beautiful waters of Christmas Cove in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands).

Perkins doesn’t mind what happens win or lose, tweeting the following:

“I don’t think I made a horrible bet because I’m going to be entertained no matter what.”

Other Bill Perkins Prop Bets

bill-perkins-yacht-pokerBill Perkins has created a lot of buzz with his prop bets with poker players. He once wagered Dan Bilzerian $600,000 that he couldn’t bicycle from Las Vegas to L.A. in under 48 hours.

He bet Jeff Gross $550,000 that he wouldn’t get a rainbow tattoo. And he wagered Antonio Esfandiari $50,000 that he couldn’t lunge everywhere he went for 48 hours. Some of the bets have been successful and some haven’t. But Perkins has more than enough money to cover the losses.

Bill Perkins, Dan Bilzerian make $1.2m Prop Bet on Biking from LA to Vegas

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

dani-bilzerian-partyingBill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian are adding another big chapter to poker prop betting lore. Perkins bet Bilzerian $1.2 million that he can’t ride a bike from L.A. to Las Vegas in under 48 hours. The bet will see both men risk $600,000 on the lengthy bike ride.

Bilzerian tweeted that he hasn’t ridden a bicycle in 18 years, which makes sense because he’s been driving luxury cars most of his life. Blitz won’t have much time to train either because he’s supposed to start the ride by March 31st.

The two seem to disagree on exactly how far the ride will be. Bilzerian originally tweeted that he’ll have to go 278 miles to complete the journey. However, Perkins corrected him by tweeted that Google Maps shows he has 320 miles to ride. The difference could be chalked up to the possibility that Bilzerian was looking at an estimation if you’re driving from L.A. to Vegas.

bill-perkins-prop-betIn any case, it’s going to be one long bike ride for a guy who doesn’t do much cycling. For a Tour de France rider, it would be no problem since they race 2,200 miles over 23 days in mountainous terrain. For a guy who hangs his hat on partying with women and shooting guns, it’s going to be brutal – especially in the desert heat!

Interestingly enough, the prop bet between Perkins and Bilzerian arose because of poker pro Samantha Abernathy. Bilzerian bet Abernathy $10,000 that she couldn’t make the distance from L.A. to Vegas in 72 hours or less. This is obviously smaller stakes and more time to complete the goal than Bilzerian is getting. But this bet also looks to happen pretty soon too, so it’ll be fun to see how both wagers turn out.