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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #175: April 12, 2024, 05:38:36 PM »
If Mizuhara bet $183 million, then he must have been pretty good at his bets in order to not have lost his shirt earlier. How much was Ohtani out on all this? Even Ohtani might have noticed $183 million. I wonder what loss had him go back to Shohei to grab the last amount.

Ohtani lost 16 million

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #176: April 12, 2024, 06:37:10 PM »
Ohtani lost 16 million
It's not like that is a rounding error, at least before the latest contract. How could he not notice?

Also, his translator bet $183 million and only lost $16 million? That's not bad.

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« Reply #177: April 12, 2024, 06:51:09 PM »
It's not like that is a rounding error, at least before the latest contract. How could he not notice?

Also, his translator bet $183 million and only lost $16 million? That's not bad.
I mean I have like $100 in my account and have probably bet $500 over the past few months.  The balance goes up and down.  We don’t know that the $16 million is all missing. Obviously some amount was gone and that’s why they alerted the authorities. 

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #178: April 12, 2024, 07:44:05 PM »
If Mizuhara bet $183 million, then he must have been pretty good at his bets in order to not have lost his shirt earlier. How much was Ohtani out on all this? Even Ohtani might have noticed $183 million. I wonder what loss had him go back to Shohei to grab the last amount.

He was $40 million in the red. I just can’t get around a bookie extending that much credit without being positive that Ohtani was the one on the hook for it

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« Reply #179: April 13, 2024, 08:51:48 AM »
He was $40 million in the red. I just can’t get around a bookie extending that much credit without being positive that Ohtani was the one on the hook for it

There was a text between Ippei and the bookie after this story was initially breaking where the bookie essentially said he knew it was all BS and just a coverup for Ohtani and Ippei replied that no, it really was just him (Ippei).

So maybe the bookie really did think Ippei was acting on Ohtani's behalf.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #180: April 13, 2024, 02:04:50 PM »
I mean I have like $100 in my account and have probably bet $500 over the past few months.  The balance goes up and down.  We don’t know that the $16 million is all missing. Obviously some amount was gone and that’s why they alerted the authorities.

Right. He could have bet a total of $180+, but his exposure could have been considerably less.

Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #181: May 10, 2024, 08:11:23 PM »
Ippei is just the fall guy. No way he gets the access to Ohtani bank account.  :hysterical:

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #182: May 18, 2024, 11:34:31 AM »
David Fletcher of the Braves being investigated for placing MLB bets with the same bookie as Ohtani's interpreter.


https://www.batterypower.com/2024/5/17/24159466/david-fletcher-investigated-mlb-for-gambling-ties-shohei-ohtani-ippei-mizuhara

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #183: May 18, 2024, 12:32:54 PM »
David Fletcher of the Braves being investigated for placing MLB bets with the same bookie as Ohtani's interpreter.


https://www.batterypower.com/2024/5/17/24159466/david-fletcher-investigated-mlb-for-gambling-ties-shohei-ohtani-ippei-mizuhara
can't wait until they get to Rendon or Trout.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #184: June 05, 2024, 08:32:33 AM »
MLB announces the gambling investigation is closed and Ohtani is cleared.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #185: June 05, 2024, 08:52:40 AM »
MLB announces the gambling investigation is closed and Ohtani is cleared.
Good to see that. So many assumed he was guilty.  Really naive though. “Hey boss, what’s your bank code again. I forgot”. 

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #186: June 06, 2024, 01:35:34 PM »
Good to see that. So many assumed he was guilty.  Really naive though. “Hey boss, what’s your bank code again. I forgot”.

Given the culture shock of going from life in Japan to the MLB, I'd be willing to bet Ohtani trusted his interpreter more than his family members. You're right that it sounds insane though.