The big time ballers were back at it yesterday as the PCA Super High Roller got underway and it didn’t take long for the first big time prop bet of 2015 to get offered, accepted and eventually paid out.
While playing a game of “Lodden Thinks” (the game made famous by Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari) the question of how many air squats could someone do in an hour was asked. Canadian poker pro Mike “Timex” McDonald, who was serving as the brain for the game, ventured a guess that the number was incredibly high, like 1800.
It didn’t take long before Bill “The Businessman” Perkins, a notorious prop bet banker,to balk at that number and then offer Timex a $10K bet that he couldn’t do a measly 300 in an hour.
Timex not only went on to destroy that prop bet, as he tells PokerNews’ Remko Rinkema, he’s only a little sore and that it was “fairly easy.”
When’s the last time you got $10K for a fairly easy workout?
Later in the day, the pair settled on $10K another bet – 350 pushups in one hour. This one, by most accounts, was more difficult and try as he might, McDonald gassed out at 323 as the time limit expired. It’s not a total wash though as Perkins offered to give $10K to Timex’s charity of choice if he made 300 but required Timex to give $10K to charity if he failed.
That’s $20K headed to help people in need.
Bonus time: Perkins talked with PokerNews about giving money to charity.