Human beings are wired to fight. From watching gladiators in ancient Rome to cheering at football games today, it’s clear that we have always been big sports fans. We enjoy watching the phrase “survival of the fittest” playing out before our eyes. Yet, we are especially fond of the “unfit” that beats the odds and comes out on top.
As wonderful as we think sports are, it could be argued that we like money and wealth even better. Not only do we like earning it, but we love winning it. We even love the feeling of risk when there’s a chance we might lose a bet. It’s no wonder that sports and gambling has always been a beautiful match that has lasted for thousands of years.
Perhaps the most enjoyable win in gambling is the one placed on the underdog and we certainly have plenty of examples to choose from.
This infographic, brought to you by Casino.org, takes a look at the some of the greatest underdog wins in recent history. These are the times when betting on the fittest is the worst possible choice. When a $10 bet on the underdog gets a $20,000 payout, it might be time to cash in and go home.
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