Dan Bilzerian, the self-proclaimed Instagram King who has more than a few millions in the bank and plays poker part-time, hit the headlines once again a week right after a wild prop bet between him and fellow poker enthusiast, Bill Perkins, a hedge fund manager and venture capitalist.
Let's say that you hadn't ridden a bike in 18 years. But if there's $1.2 million up for grabs, would you be able to endure biking 270+ miles within 48 hours? Moreover, what if Lance Armstrong offers to help you prepare and get into shape first?
The bet is for $1.2 million, and it states that Dan has to complete a cycling circuit starting from his residence in Los Angeles to the "Welcome to the Las Vegas" sign within 48 hours, and it was scheduled no later than March 31, 2016.
Dan posted on Twitter that the distance is approximately 278 miles, but he also said that he hadn't been on a bike in 18 years.
Both men put on the table $600,000 each
Bill slapped the challenge right after Dan himself had bet Samantha Abernethy, another poker player, a modest amount of $10,000 saying that she could not complete the same ride within 72 hours.
Joe Rogan, UFC commentator and stand-up comedian, told Dan, "Hey brother, Lance Armstrong says he wants to help you get ready for this bike wager you've got going on. Want me to give you his number?"
Some of Dan's 1.33 million Twitter followers were quite skeptical about Lance Armstrong's offer to help and what kind of advice he can provide, since he was known to be banned from the cycling sport for life in 2012 due to doping, and he was even stripped down of his 7 victories from Tour de France.
A derisive remark from one follower said, "Just need EPO, human growth, test, insulin, clenbuterol and a few blood transfusions and you will do fine." Another wrote, "F*** Lance Armstrong's number, get the number of his pharmacist."
Bill also challenged Lance Armstrong that he also do the same ride for a wager of $200,000, but he should finish it within 15 hours. Some of Bill's Twitter followers readily accepted the challenge for Lance, suggesting that the money could be given to charity. However, Lance Armstrong himself has not yet responded.
Bill Perkins runs his own hedge fund and he also had won in the poker circuit an amount of $2.5 million. On the other hand, Dan Bilzerian, whose dad was known to be a successful corporate raider on Wall Street and set up a large trust fund for him, is said to be worth $100 million. According to Dan's Twitter feed, he aims to live the playboy lifestyle to the max.