Metro woman hoping to cash in on Braves bet she made in Vegas months ago

There’s more than just bragging rights on the line in the World Series. From Atlanta to Houston and all the way to Vegas, fans are looking to make a little bit of money off sports betting.

That includes Angie Amon. The lifelong Braves fan says when her husband was in Las Vegas back in February, he made a bet that might actually come to fruition.

Her husband bet $10 on the Braves to win the National League pennant at seven to one odds, and another $10 for the Braves to bring home the World Series at 14 to one odds.

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“I remember thinking to myself when Ronald Acuna went down, ‘We’re done! We’re done! There’s no way we can overcome this!’ And yet, we did. It’s just amazing,” Amon told Channel 2′s Michael Seiden.

She’s already cashed in on one bet, but is looking ahead to hopefully winning another.

“For this one, it’s $140 if you win,” she said.


Sportsbooks across the country are expected to handle tens of millions of dollars in legal wagers during this year’s World Series.

Sports gambling is still illegal in Georgia, however, after a proposed bill to legalize online and mobile sports gambling failed in the legislature.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban in 2018, 28 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of sports gambling.

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Amon isn’t sure if she’ll claim her winnings or roll them over to another bet next season, but for now, she’s focusing on winning a World Series championship.

“They just seem like a really good group of guys, and I Just really want to see them win, and I think it would be great for the city,” she said.