When sports are being played, you can bet a lot of money is changing hands.
In 2020, with 20 states now accepting sports bets, $21 BILLION was wagered.
That's up $17B in just two years, according to sportsbettingdime.com.
And it's not just the games themselves that people can bet on.
Options can even be as specific as a players' stat line.
One bettor took a parlay on the Blazers-Nuggets, meaning they lumped a number of individual bets into one, which makes the odds less favorable to the person wagering.
In it, a man put $100 on a number of player stat lines, as well as the Blazers to win the game straight up. The odds were +22079, which are LONG odds!
And it hit!
A $22k payout on $100 ain't bad!
The bets placed weren't outlandish, either. Most of them were at or a little above each players' season averages. And of course the roll of the dice was on the winner of the game.
Now this man is $22k richer and we'll see if he will let it ride in Game 2, which tips off at 7pm on NBCSNW.