We all think that fortune favors us – how would casinos stay in business otherwise? In this feature, we’ll spotlight ten people who made some incredibly dumb, dangerous or just embarrassing wagers and paid the price for it.
Emmet Bentley, 2012
Here’s another particularly dumb tattoo bet, this one courtesy of our good friend Shaq. In 2012, Shaquille O’Neal announced over the air that he would give $1,000 to the first person who would get a tattoo of Charles Barkley smooching referee Dick Bavetta during the 2007 NBA All-Star weekend. A bartender in Santa Barbara named Emmet Bentley jumped at the chance, getting inked with the ridiculous kiss. Even funnier, when Shaq paid him off he bet him another grand that he wouldn’t get a Mount Rushmore-styled tattoo of O’Neal and his cohorts on Inside the NBA. Needless to say, he took that one too.