Pro Tour Avacyn Restored is happening this weekend. When I tell non-Magic people that there is a competitive pro tour for a card game that isn’t poker, I get a variety of responses that include chuckling, laughing, and outright explosive hysteria. “Magic isn’t a sport like golf or bowling, how could they have a pro tour?” they ask.
Well, read ’em and weep. Real sports have betting lines. Magic has betting lines. Thus, Magic is a real sport.
Boom. Pinnacle Sports is apparently ready to take your bets.
I recommend taking Patrick Chapin to Top 8, it pays 12.5 to 1. Not as big a payout as Brad Nelson’s 14 to1 top 8 bet, but he’s due for a win.
Also, remember that the event is Innistrad Block Constructed, not Standard, so taking the under of 4.5 Delver of Secrets in the Top8 would likely payoff in a sea of tokens and werewolves.
NOTE: Betting on a Sanctioned Event is technically an offense that could cause you to be banned by the DCI. I am neither advocating nor promoting that anyone bet on any Magic event of any kind, but rather pointing out that such a thing exists.
Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules
Tournament participants, tournament officials, and spectators may not wager, ante, or bet on any portion (including the outcome) of a tournament, match, or game.
The preceding bet recommendations are not to be taken seriously, but merely as a joke, like most of this site.