Phil Ivey Bet $800,000 on Cardinals +3.5 In First Half, Story Ends Badly

by Shane Bacon

Every football fan in the country has two stories that nobody really likes hearing: a bad fantasy football week (Dude, I can't belieeeeve I benched Thomas Jones!) and a horrible beating they took gambling.

I dare you, however, to find a buddy that has landed as bad a beating as Phil Ivey did with his first half Super Bowl bet.

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Ivey, who obviously treats money like most of us treat fingernail clippings, put $1.6 million on the Super Bowl spread out in two bets, one on the first half and one on the game. His game bet, the Cardinals getting seven points, covered easily. The first half bet? Well, I think you know how that went.

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