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A bettor at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas placed a $525,000 bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide to beat the Oklahoma Sooners straight up in Saturday night's College Football Playoff semifinal. After 60 minutes of hard-fought football Alabama came out on top, 45-34, to advance to College Football Playoff championship

Luckily, the bettor took the Crimson Tide moneyline, considering a late touchdown from the Sooners gave them a back-door cover of the 14-point spreadThe initial $525,000 wager is almost six times the $95,000 that was won.


But this bettor isn't done. The weekend of fun seems to have just begun as an additional $125,000 wager on a five-team parlay that also included the Crimson Tide moneyline was placed on Friday as well. If the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs win on Sunday, and then the Georgia Bulldogs win in the ​Sugar Bowl on New Year's Daythat would rope in a cool $111,000.

Now that's not a bad way to begin your 2019. 


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