I'm just curious and wonder if anyone would ever do such a thing. Let's say you loved to gamble and had plenty of money...a few million or maybe more. If someone told you that they had a way of playing and picking teams to bet on that had gone, say, 185-2 over the course of 2009 and 2010 to-date would anyone ever even "consider" laying out a million dollars sight unseen for the information? I know it's a crazy hypothetical. And I know it would be crazier still to take a million dollar chance that someone would just take your money and scam you. But say the person told you that if you had maybe 4 million on top of that to gamble with and you were in Las Vegas that you'd EASILY make your million back over the course of some undivulged sport's season. And that if things went right and you had the nerve you could make it back in 4 weeks. It would only take an entire season if you had the worst luck imaginable. Again, you'd have to imagine that you were wealthy enough that risking a million was possibly worth at least "thinking" about. And further, that betting 500k at a time wouldn't bother you if you lost it at a Vegas sportsbook one out of every ten times.
Whoever reads this will probably think I'm a great candidate for the nut-house. And maybe I am but I'd really love to know if there is even ONE person who would consider it...ONE person who might risk that much? Oh! And just to make it a "little" easier to consider if you were in that situation, let's say that the person with the so-called "information" would come and deal with you in person and provide you with identification so you'd know who they were and where they lived so you could find them if it were a scam. Would knowing that make anyone feel a little more confident?
Again, this is purely hypothetical but is something someone wrote once and I'm extremely curious about the nature of gamblers in a case like this. Any replies are appreciated. Thanks for tolerating the length of this. And by the way, I can tell you that (being middle class) I'd find it insane to do. However, if I were a multi-milllionaire I might just be stupid enough to take the chance IF I could verify who I was dealing with before I paid the money out.