Pair Of Poker Pros Win $785K In Sports Betting Contests

A pair of poker pros teamed up to win a combined $785,623 in two separate sports betting competitions in Las Vegas.

David ‘ODB’ Baker and Mark Gregorich paired up in the Las Vegas SuperContest hosted by the Westgate Las Vegas and in the Circa Sports Million II. The duo won the SuperContest, one of the most coveted titles in the Las Vegas sports betting world, for $435,623 and finished in a tie for second in Circa’s contest, adding another $200,000 to their bank accounts.

They also won the SuperContest’s first quarter prize for $100,000 and came in second in the exact same contest at Circa. They received an additional $100,000 for sitting atop the leaderboards after the first four games of the NFL season, and an additional $50,000 for second in Circa’s first quarter leaderboard, bringing the total profit to money won to $785,623.

With the victory, the two showed off their overall gambling prowess, not just their proven track record at the poker table, which is already impressive. There is nearly $7.9 million in combined tournament earnings between the two longtime pros. Baker also adds two World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title to their combined resume.

Both the SuperContest and the Circa Millions were sports betting competitions where each team would pick five NFL games against the spread. A win was worth 1 point and a push/tie were worth .5 points. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins.

Playing under the team name ‘ODBMG2,’ Baker and Gregorich put up the $1,500 buy-in. With a record of 54-26-5 and 56.5 points, they bested the field of 1,172 entries to earn the SuperContest title and the first-place money. They narrowly edged out ‘Yugo77’ by 1.5 points for the title.

After racing to the top of the leaderboard by the start of Week 3, Baker and Gregorich never lost the top spot. Heading into the final week yesterday, it was essentially a two-team race between the team of poker pros and ‘Yugo77.’

Baker and Gregorich picked the Dallas Cowboys (-1.5), Pittsburgh Steelers (6.5), Baltimore Ravens (-12.5) and Washington Football Team (-2.5). ‘Yugo77’ went with the Green Bay Packers (-5.5), Carolina Panthers (3), Detroit Lions (+6.5) and Arizona Cardinals (-2.5).

Baker and Gregorich went 3-2 with their picks, while ‘Yugo77’ went 2-3, securing the title.

Circa’s contest was a $1,000 buy-in with a $1 million guaranteed first-place prize and what ended up being a field of 3,148. The pair was in the lead for a seven-figure score heading into Week 17 but fell just shy of their ultimate goal.




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