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Gambler loses incredible 18-way U.S. Open parlay in the most crushing fashion imaginable

September 03, 2020

Before we start, let's get a couple things straight. You should not, under any circumstance, wager on an 18-way parlay. And you certainly should not, under any circumstance, expect to win money from one. But that being said, it's hard not to feel bad for a mystery gambler who lost one in the most crushing way imaginable.

A betting slip circulating Twitter on Wednesday night is one of the sickest things you'll ever see, if you're into gambling. If you're not into gambling, maybe you should just move along because we don't want you to get any ideas. Again, you should NOT be making such silly bets. But boy, do they offer some sweet, sweet payouts. . .

Anyway, here's the situation: the mystery bettor wagered $20 on all 18 tennis bets hitting at more than 3,000-to-1 odds so the potential payout was 66 GRAND. And he connected on the first 15. But he didn't just lose on No. 16, he got absolutely daggered in the face thanks to Kristina Mladenovic.

The French player was cruising in her second-round match at the U.S. Open, winning the first set 6-1 and taking a commancing 5-1 lead in the second. And then, the wheels fell off. Despite having four match points, she inexplicably only won one more game the rest of the match and lost in three sets. Brutal. Here's a look at the slip:

By the way, an "acca" bet is another term for parlay and is the more common term used in Europe. The more you know, right? OK, back to the heartbreak. . .

As you can see, the mystery gambler could have cashed out for more than 10Gs before the conclusion of the match. As you can also see, there were still a couple more matches on the docket. Let's hope for this gambler's sake that those don't come through.