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Old 04-15-2019, 05:45 PM
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The man who took Will Hill for $1.19M

James Adducci, a 39-year-old from Wisconsin said this was his first ever sports bet.

He said the only other wager he had placed in his life was with the now defunct site Tradesports that Arnold Schwarzenegger would win the 2003 recall election for California governor. Yes, Adducci said he won that bet too.

Three different large Las Vegas sportsbooks confirmed independently they have no record of Adducci ever placing a sports wager previously at their properties.

Adducci said he didn’t know how to place a bet and he certainly didn’t have $85,000 on hand. Yet last Tuesday morning, after the Wisconsin native took a flight to Vegas, he walked up to the desk at the sportsbook at the SLS Casino in Vegas and asked if he could get an $85,000 bet on Woods to win the Masters. (William Hill runs the sportsbook at the SLS, one of more than 100 such locations for the company in Nevada.)

It was the third sportsbook Adducci said he had visited that day. One sportsbook said the max they’d let him bet was $4,000. Another, the Westgate, set the max at $10,000. He passed on both offers, hoping to put the lump sum down at one book.

While Adducci waited, the call came into Nick Bogdanovich, the director of trading for William Hill U.S. Could they take this $85,000 bet at 14-1? It was above Bogdanovich’s pay grade, he said, so he called William Hill U.S. CEO Joe Asher. The answer? Yes.

Adducci said he would be back. He says he went to a local Walmart and a bought a backpack. He said he then went to a local bank, to pick up the cash he had requested.

Adducci said he handled the $85,000 in cold hard cash and put it into his backpack.

He then took an Uber back to the SLS. Not thinking, he said hit POOL on the app. So with $85,000 in his backpack, he shared a ride with a mother and a daughter who he said were wondering allowed how they would pay for life ahead.

“I felt sick, knowing that I had $85,000 in my backpack and they were talking like this,” Adducci said. “If I see them again, I would help them out.”

It was a weird feeling. He said that on Christmas Day 2018, he was $25,000 in debt, claiming that his protein supplement business had gone bust after a supplier didn’t fulfill its responsibilities.

Using the little he had left from the business plus some Amazon stock he sold, he had the cash to make his wager.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:01 PM
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That is cool !!! He will be Back!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:06 PM
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IMO it's hard to believe it was only his 2nd wager ever
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:44 AM
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If he had $85000 in a backpack while a mother and daughter were down on there luck, why couldn't he just take $5000 out and give to them? If he really gave a shit and his story was true.
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Strange story on a number of levels.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:51 PM
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If he had $85000 in a backpack while a mother and daughter were down on there luck, why couldn't he just take $5000 out and give to them? If he really gave a shit and his story was true.

I could maybe, maybe understand $50 ... Nobody in their right mind is just giving a stranger $5K
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Classy guy ...


Adducci pleaded guilty in a La Crosse County (Wis.) court to misdemeanor domestic abuse charges four times: June 2009 (two counts), August 2014 and February 2016,

He was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in October 2013, March 2014 and May 2017, although those charges were dismissed outright or changed to lower-level misdemeanors by the prosecutor.


"(The victim) stated James was going to strike her and had his hand back in a threatening posture," a La Crosse police officer wrote in a report from a November 2015 incident that led to his 2016 conviction for disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse enhancement that made the crime a misdemeanor. "She was able to open her car door before James was able to hit her and dive out of the car."

Although the charge was lowered to a non-criminal disorderly conduct, the same woman told police in 2017 that "James had shoved her placing both hands on her chest and pushing her backward."

Judges ordered Adducci to stay away from two different women at least three time each, according to court records. As part of a bond hearing on a disorderly conduct arrest in September 2016, a judge ordered him to have “no contact with Best Western Rothschild.”

Also according to court records, Adducci has pleaded guilty to charges 12 times – including non-criminal disorderly conduct – since 2006. He served 30 days in jail for his second DWI arrest in January 2015. He also served one day each over bail jumping and disorderly conduct pleas in separate cases in 2014.
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Ok. $5k is definitely a reach. Maybe $500. Point is dont claim to be a saint when you're not.
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He placed a $100,000 at 100/1 odds this afternoon on Tiger to win the Grand Slam this year at William Hill

The bet would win $10 million


This guy is going to piss through that $1.19M in no time
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:37 PM
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Williamhill UK banned me after I was taking as little as 300 pounds off them most weeks.

Joke of a bookie, like 99% of UK bookies.
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