Leicester City, a history of gambling and casinos
Last 7 May marks the fourth anniversary of one of the greatest exploits in football history. In the season 2015/2016, Leicester City became Premier League champion for the first time in its 132 years of existence against all odds. With the Italian coach Claudio Ranieri on the bench and a 11 headline that you could practically recite from memory, the ‘Foxes’ made the world fall in love, proving that a humble and modest club can also fight against the most powerful teams in the highest category of English football. In fact, bookmakers ranked Leicester the team least likely to win the Premier League (5.000/1), since in the season 2014/2015 he had fought for salvation until the last days.
Leicester City of the season 2015/2016 was the biggest surprise in the history of sports betting. Some British bookmakers claimed to have lost 5,11 million pounds in favor of bettors who had endorsed the 'Foxes' earlier in the campaign. Total, 47 people placed bets on the team led by Claudio Ranieri with odds between 1.000/1 Y 5.000/1. Although some followers decided to accept the offer of the bookmakers as the days progressed and the dream got closer to reality, others remained faithful to their team. John Pryke was one of those supporters who won considerable sums of money betting on Leicester City. This fan bet 20 pounds that his club would win the Premier League and with the passage of the days he settled for the offer of 29.000 pounds (36.700 euros).
The unexpected triumph of the modest English club surprised everyone and caused an earthquake in the betting business in the United Kingdom, in the end, the 'Foxes' victory was paid to 5.000 pounds for pounds wagered, being more unlikely than discovering the Loch Ness monster (with a fee of 500/1) find him alive at Elvis Presley (2.000/1). In fact, It was the first time that many British bookmakers had to pay a bet of 5.000 a 1. These data show the historical feat of the team led by Claudio Ranieri, in which soccer players like Jamie Vardy stood out, Riyad Mahrez o N’Golo Kanté. A miracle that once again showed that in football everything is possible.
Repeat the miracle of the season 2014/2015
Emulate a feat like that of the season 2014/2015 It is really difficult, but Leicester City has become the revelation of the Premier League this season. The team led by Brendan Rodgers, ex del Liverpool FC, it is located in the third position of the classification with 53 points, although at this point you can only dream of a European classification, since the Reds are undisputed leaders of the English league with 82 points. A team with great offensive versatility, but he has not lost the aggressiveness of his past champion. In fact, Its about third highest scoring team in the english league, with 58 Goals Scored, as demonstrated by his win at Southampton for 0-9, unprecedented result in the history of English football.
James Maddison is one of Leicester City's proper names. The English midfielder is the fashionable man in the Premier League and it is very difficult for his future to remain at King Power Stadium next season. Coventry-born footballer has six goals and three assists, being one of the best midfielders in the english league. In fact, has been called up to three times with England. In one of those calls, Maddison, that a few days earlier he had left the concentration due to illness, was hunted playing poker at Casino Grosvenor at the same time that his team was playing in the Euro 2012 qualifying match against the Czech Republic.
James Maddison, passionate about casino
James Maddison is not the first nor will he be the last footballer to frequent the casino. The young English footballer has always been a big fan of gambling, especially poker. In fact, the Leicester City player has been playing tournaments of this popular card game for many years. According The Hendon Mob, the world's most reputable poker database, Maddison has won more of 5.000 dollars on the tables. Without going further, The Sun notes that the midfielder bagged 2,300 pounds last December at a card game charity event.
The Foxes star, was one of the footballers who were present at the FEK x 888 Poker Charity Tournament 2019. This event, that was part of the 888poker Live London poker festival, was organized by the company 888 Holdings, known worldwide for its online casino and online poker room. For example, the famous slot machine Jumanji is part of the online slot offer of this gaming operator. Other Premier League players like Michael Héctor, del Fulham FC, Callum Elder, del Hull City, and West Ham duo Michael Antonio and Ryan Fredericks joined James Maddison at this event to raise money for charity. Thus, we can check that many English league footballers enjoy playing in the casino, both poker and other games of chance.
Despite the fact that his name has been linked with Manchester United since the beginning of the season, James Maddison has declared his love for Leicester City. The English midfielder intends to sign a five-year agreement for 100.000 pounds per week to continue wearing the ‘Foxes’ shirt. At 23 years, Coventry-born footballer is one of the great promises of European football. A footballer who has made great progress in the past two years and who is a key player for Leicester City to continue dreaming of repeating the miracle of the season 2014/2015.