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Actor Ashton Kutcher fronted sports betting syndicate

Ashton Kutcher used to front a gambling syndicate and used his “dumb actor” persona to win huge sums of money betting on college football, he revealed in a recent interview with Esquire.

"I actually used to be a front for the largest national sports-betting syndicate in America," the famous funny man revealed to Esquire. "We were clearing, like, $750,000 in four weeks of college football. It was pretty fun. Then they (sportsbooks) caught on. The hypothesis had been that the house would just assume that I was a dumb actor with a lot of money who liked football."

Kutcher elaborated on the intricate handicapping process of college football during the interview but said he “basically just placed the bet.”

The Two and a Half Men star didn’t elaborate on where and when he placed bets, but did say he was placing wagers for “half a season.”

Kutcher is an avid sports fan and is a regular at the Staples Center for Los Angeles Lakers games. He also made an appearance at Super Bowl XLIV alongside Demi Moore and was spotted at Iowa football games in 2009 and 2011.

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Posted by notluckylogan
1 year ago

he bet IN sports books..........entirely legal! Glad he beat the house!
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Posted by 666LES
1 year ago

In the book Smart Money,that is what the author and several hollywood actors did for a whole season and they bet legally and offshore. All he's saying is that he was another beard and in LV that's not illegal and offshore ,who cares?
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Posted by z4rich
1 year ago

The guy admits to breaking the law. I guess that falls under his "dumb actor" persona.
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Posted by pat4detroit
1 year ago

I agree. Very annoying individual.
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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

This guy seems like a clown to me, have to question this one
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Posted by notluckylogan
1 year ago

"he bet IN sports books..........entirely legal! Glad he beat the house!"