The King of Instagram and high stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian has made a $1.2m bet with Hedge Fund manager, poker player and king of prop-bets, Bill Perkins that he can cycle the 320 miles from his house in LA to beyond the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign in just 48 hours.
Recently, Dan Bilzerian offered Samantha Abernathy $10,000 to cycle from Los Angeles to Las Vegas within a 72 hour time period. While Abernathy appears to have passed up the opportunity, it would seem Dan Bilzerian is now preparing to take up a similar bet of his own, after Bill Perkins offered him a massive $1.2 million to accomplish the very same journey, within a more limited 48-hour period.
The journey between LA and Las Vegas seems to be a considerable challenge for Bilzerian who has not only suffered two heart attacks in the past, but also he hasn’t ridden a bicycle in 18 years. Bilzerian won’t have much time to train either because he’s supposed to start the ride by March 31st, but that former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has extended an offer to help Bilzerian win the prop bet.
Some of his 1.33 million followers on Twitter were rather cynical about the assistance Armstrong, banned from sport for life in 2012 for doping and stripped of his seven Tour de France victories, might provide. One, Brentan, wrote: “Just need EPO, human growth, test, insulin, clenbuterol and a few blood transfusions and you will do fine.” Another, William, said: “F*ck Lance Armstrong’s number, get the number of his pharmacist.”
So… Can Dan Bilzerian Bike From LA To Vegas In Under 48 Hours to Win $600,000?