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December 11, 2013

The long odds

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Somewhere out there —

It could be worse. The LVH made Philadelphia 9,999-1 underdogs to win the NBA championship this season, only to see the 76ers beat defending champion Miami in their first game and open the season 3-0. Since then, Philadelphia has reverted to form, losing 15 of 19.

And for those looking for another future big payoff? The United States at 125-1 to win next year’s World Cup will surely draw some interest, but how about Iran or Honduras at 2,000-1 to win it all in Brazil?

“There’s definitely going to be tickets on both of those teams and not just a handful,” Kornegay said. “There will be a bucket full of tickets on both those teams at those odds.”

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