In an interview with Esquire, the actor Ashton Kutcher told how half a season he bet on student American football, being the front man of America’s largest betting syndicate.
For betting lots of money you have to look for statistical anomalies. It is very difficult and sometimes annoying and useless. But for a big winning it is necessary to search through a lot of data, like how the team plays on different surfaces and in different weathers. Of course Ashton Kutcher doesn’t have time for all these researches. But the guys he worked with had it.
The cruel modern world doesn’t always like clever people. The same are bookmakers that do not accept bets from such players who can win real money and especially those who know how to do it. So, as actor said, these clever guys sent him for this mission. They assumed that bookmakers would consider him a dumb actor with a ton of money who loves football. And it worked. Then Ashton Kutcher just bet. In the end, after four weeks of successful betting, their team earned about $ 750,000.
A former manager of a Las Vegas bookmaker company confirmed Kutcher’s story on thebiglead website: “The manager thought the moron was hooked, when he in its turn carried out $800,000 thousand in a month.”
It was a funny period for the actor and insightful story for bookmakers.