You may think it’s a kid’s game, played by amateurs, but how come all these people with money keep showing up?
When Virginia left Spectrum Center in Charlotte last year, tournament officials re-routed their bus because they feared threats from gamblers. Policemen stood guard that night on their hotel floor. Even now, guard Kyle Guy said he’ll randomly get requests from people on Venmo to pay them money they lost betting on Virginia in last year’s tournament.
“Some people don’t let it go on social media,” Guy said. “I don’t pay them, by the way.”
Of course not. That would be an NCAA violation. (I keed, I keed… I think.)