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Daily English 850 - Betting on Sports

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Peter: Look at this! I just won 2,000 smackaroos!

Angela: Where did you get all that money?

Peter: I won it betting on the game last night. I placed a small wager with high odds and won big.

Angela: Wow, I always put money in the pools at work, but I’ve never won anything like $2,000.

Peter: I’ll introduce you to my bookie if you want to do some serious betting. But I warn you: he only deals in high-stakes wagers, not penny ante bets.

Angela: You bet through a bookie? You must do some serious gambling. I don’t think that’s for me.

Peter: You can’t win big, if you don’t play big. I’ve just placed a bet on this weekend’s game.

Angela: But the Minnesota McQ’s are the favorites by a wide margin.

Peter: There’s a 10-point point spread. Come on, what do you say? Are you in or out? I’ve just put $500 on it.

Angela: That’s too rich for my blood. I think I’ll stick to the minor leagues.

Category: Entertainment + Sports