This year, sports fans have something to look forward to; the Nevada Legislature has granted O.J. Simpson partial parole. He can leave his Nevada prison (which he has called ‘the gulag’), and be with his family and friends once more. The odds of OJ getting fully or partially paroled have steadily risen since his September 2018 release date. The release date was initially set for March 2021, but was recently moved up to February 2021.
With all the attention on the football season and the Super Bowl, many sports fans may have forgotten about Simpson. Few cases have captured the public’s imagination and become something of a cause célèbre. The 2018 NFL season proved to be a big one for Simpson. After serving more than 9 years in prison for what many considered an overly-violent assault on his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle McCord, Simpson was finally able to tell his side of the story in court. Although many feel that Simpson’s trial was a miscarriage of justice, and that he is not guilty of the crime, the NFL has stood by him as he serves out the rest of his sentence.
The following summarizes the latest information about the odds of OJ Simpson being paroled, including some potentially useful strategies for long-term sports gambling. Keep reading for more information on OJ’s case and how sports gambling can be used to advantage.
Parole Board Hears Case
On September 10, 2018, the Nevada Parole Board held a hearing for Simpson. The hearing granted Simpson some form of parole, and he was released from prison on February 26, 2021. The exact terms of his parole are not known at this time, but Simpson will reportedly be supervised by the parole board for three years before he is fully released.
The board’s decision is based on a number of factors. These factors include whether or not Simpson has received full credit for good behavior while in prison, his actual criminal history, the risk of parole violation, and whether or not he presents a risk to the public. However, the primary reason Simpson was granted parole is because the state feels he has paid his debt to society. Simpson’s conviction was for armed robbery, and he was sentenced to 8.9 years in prison. However, he only served 3.5 of those years, due to credits for good behavior.
Odds of Being Paroled Rise
Since Simpson’s release date has been moved up to February 26, 2021, it’s fair to say that the odds of his parole have risen. On February 10th, the day before Simpson’s parole was set to expire, the sports betting odds for his parole were listed at 5,500 to 1. On February 26th, the day he was released, the same odds were as high as 8,400 to 1. The following day, on February 27th, the sportsbooks had those odds cut to 6,600 to 1. As you can see, many bookmakers feel that even though Simpson’s conviction was extremely violent, he has already served more than his fair share of jail time, and that he is thus a low risk to abscond (flee prison before his parole is up).
In the days leading up to Simpson’s parole, the sportsbooks were also listing his odds of re-offending at 15 to 1. At this writing, the re-offend odds have not been updated, which means that Simpson is still considered a high risk to re-offend. If you’re looking for an edge in your sports betting, you can bet on whether or not he will re-offend. One way to get around the re-offend risk is to use a ‘parole in place’ bet. In a parole in place bet, you are backing a specific team or individual to win while they are on parole. For example, if you believe that Tom Brady will have another record breaking season, you could place a parlay bet that includes multiple games featuring the New England Patriots. This way, you are essentially saying that you believe Brady will be on the field for the majority of the games, and that he will thus have a higher chance of re-offending. You could also use a similar strategy with other high-profile inmates, such as Jameis Winston or Manny Pacquiao. The strategy can be used to advantage, but it also has the potential to lose a lot of money if the team or individual you’re backing does not fulfill their obligations.
Potential Impact Of Parole On Sports
The fact that Simpson has been granted parole could have a positive impact on the sports world. Many feel that Simpson’s trial was a miscarriage of justice, and that he is not responsible for the crime he was convicted of. The trial focused heavily on the criminal history of Simpson and ignored the actual charges against him. One of the reasons Simpson’s criminal history was brought up during the trial was to suggest that he was a dangerous man who could not be trusted. His parole hearing was no different. The following are just some of the things the parole board reportedly discussed during the hearing:
- “Simpson displayed poor social skills and failed to profit from the many educational opportunities offered by the state of Nevada.”
- “Withholding income from the community is generally not something a person who is perceived as having paid his debt to society ought to do.”
- “The defendant has failed to demonstrate that he is capable of refraining from criminal activity.”
- “The defendant exhibits predatory behaviors and has not taken responsibility for his role in the commission of the crime.”
- “Based on the evidence presented, it is believed that the defendant is a high risk to reoffend.”
- “If and when released from prison, the defendant will reside with his father. Mr. Simpson is currently undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and the defendant’s visits with him have been positive.”
Many people feel that the above is an unfair characterization of Simpson, and that he has already served his time. Even after the above report was released, the sportsbooks were listing Simpson’s odds of parole at 15 to 1. That is still considered a long shot. However, the fact that he has been granted parole is a good sign for those who believe that he has changed and is deserving of a second chance. It is also another indication that the state of Nevada feels he has paid his debt to society. The fact that the state sees fit to parole a person who has served three-quarters of his sentence is a testament to how much they believe he has changed and does not pose a risk to the public. Many ex-convicts will be able to take advantage of this decision and try to rebuild their lives. Those who believe that Simpson is a dangerous man should be able to enjoy their time in the casinos in the meantime. This is certainly not a decision made to appease the public, but one that is in the best interest of the inmate and the state.
How Do I Bet On Parole?
If you’re looking to bet on parole, the first thing you should do is contact a reputable sportsbook. The second thing you should do is ensure that they are willing to take your action on the parole bets. Some bookmakers will only take action on winnings from regular betting, while others may take action on all wagers, regardless of the outcome. Before placing your bets, you should verify that the sportsbook you are using has the ability to handle parlays and is open for business. Some bookmakers will only take action on major bookmakers’ clients. If you are not a major client, you should look for another sportsbook. Once you’ve placed your bet with a reputable sportsbook, you can monitor the progress on your iPhone or Android device. You can also follow news about Simpson’s parole on Twitter or visit the website for more information. In the meantime, you should enjoy your time in the casinos. This is a change for the better and could lead to a more productive life. If you or someone you know is on parole, this could be a profitable opportunity for them. If you’re looking for a way to make extra money, you could consider placing a parlay bet on a group of inmates who are eligible for parole, or in the case of Simpson, soon will be eligible. Remember that placing multiple bets increases your odds of winning, so if you’re looking for a way to make some extra cash, placing multiple parlays could be the way to go. The possibilities are endless, and it is worth exploring. If you’ve never placed a parlay bet before, then this could be a way to learn. It is also possible to get help from an expert, who could walk you step-by-step through the process. Regardless, it is always a good idea to consult with a reputable bookmaker first, to ensure that your wagers are accepted and processed quickly, and that you are placing them in the best possible position to win.