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Poker Players Bet $1.2M On LA To Vegas Bicycle Ride

Dan Bilzerian, Bill Perkins Agree On Big Prop Bet


High-stakes poker players Dan Bilzerian and Bill Perkins have agreed on a prop bet that calls for the former to attempt a bicycle ride from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in a 48-hour time frame.

$1.2 million is on the line for the ride that must happen within the next two months.

Perkins, a film producer and hedge fund manager from Texas, is known for making massive prop bets with some people in the poker community. Card Player recently interviewed him about a bet with Antonio Esfandiari that got the three-time WSOP bracelet winner disqualified from a poker tournament in the Bahamas. Bilzerian, best known these days for his polarizing social media persona, plays poker sparingly but will gamble for big money regardless of his chances. Bilzerian said last month that he blew $100,000 on a Powerball lottery drawing that was worth $1.5 billion.

The 35-year-old Bilzerian said on Twitter that he hasn’t rode a bicycle in 18 years. According to him, he’ll have to cover 278 miles in the two days. Perkins said on Twitter that Bilzerian “must have a short cut” because Google Maps told him it was 320 miles. It appears Bilzerian was looking at the distance if you were walking, not biking.

Regardless of who is using Google correctly, it’s a long way to bike.

According to poker pro Samantha Abernathy, Bilzerian recently offered her a similar bet. Bilzerian offered her $10,000 to bike from LA to Las Vegas in 72 hours.