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What Are The Best Punishments For Losing A Bet?

If you want to know the best punishments for losing a bet, but you’re not quite sure which ones to use, this short article could be exactly what you’re looking for.

These six betting punishments are popular, safe, legal, and shouldn’t cause you to lose any friends in the process.

By the time you’ve finished reading the article, you’ll have the perfect punishments for the loser of the bet. 

Let’s start with the most common one

Good Old Cash (I Bet You $100)

Betting For Money

You can always rely on the most common punishment for the loser of a bet — cold hard cash.

It’s been around for years, and it’s still effective and an unfortunate consequence of being the loser in a bet.

I bet you $50 is a popular amount. However, you can bet as much or as little as you want. You can even pool the money together if more than two of you are betting on the outcome of an event.

For Example. You and three of your buddies could all have different opinions on who will win the Super Bowl. So you all decide to place $50 in the pot, and whoever predicts the correct team will take the money.

Pay For A Night Out

Pay For A Night Out

This punishment is similar to a cash punishment in many ways, but there’s something more enjoyable and smug feeling about the loser buying all your food and drinks on a night out.

You can laud it up for starters.

Erm, I’ll have a “Whiskey Chaser,” please, or “I think I’ll go for the ‘Fillet Steak,” tonight.

Basically, you can take the mickey and lap it all night.

To make this punishment even more rewarding for the winner, you could agree on an expensive restaurant before the wager takes place. This will add more spice and money to the bet and make you even more determined not to lose.

Get A Tattoo 

Loser Of A Bet Getting A Tattoo

We’re getting a bit more serious now.

The Loser of the bet will have to get a tattoo on their body, but to make things more interesting, the winner of the bet gets to choose what the tattoo will be.

You might want to set a few ground rules here first.

Maybe no face tattoos or no ex-partners name etc.

Another important aspect of this bet is that you must agree on who will be paying for the tattoo. My advice would be to let the loser pay, which will make losing even more of a nightmare.

The only thing you need to worry about is what tattoo design you’re going to choose, oh and not losing the bet, of course.

Wear A Football Jersey Of Your Friends Choice

Football Jersey For Losing A Bet

This punishment is more about pride and can be harder to take than all the rest put together in many ways.

If one of you supports one team and the other a different team, this is a great inexpensive bet to make with someone. However, I would only use this punishment if the two different teams you support are direct rivals.

Like the other punishments, you’ll have a few ground rules to set out before taking the bet. For starters, who is paying for the jersey? How long have you got to wear it for? Finally, are we uploading images to social media?

These are all questions that you need to agree on and will make a bet a lot more exciting and fun to be part of.

Mow The Lawn All Summer

Cutting The Grass After Losing A Bet

I know some people like to do a spot of gardening, but it’s a back-breaking job we could do without for most of us. It’s time-consuming and a job you’d love someone else to do. 

That being said, what better way to punish the loser of the bet by making them mow your lawn for the whole summer season.

I’m talking at least every three weeks from April to September. You could even include picking the leaves up in the Autumn.

All you have to do is let them into the garden, pull up a chair, grab a beer and watch to make sure they’re doing a good job, oh, and laugh as they try to dodge the wasps.

Apply For Naked Attraction

Naked Man

Most definitely a bet you don’t want to lose.

The loser has to apply to be a contestant on “Naked Attraction.”  If you don’t know what this is, then let me explain.

Naked Attraction is a game show where you have one woman who chooses to date, one guy. However, they choose the guy by seeing them completely naked first. So the screen goes up to reveal them from the waist down, and the woman decides who she likes best and eliminates one. 

Then she carries on till she chooses the one she likes the most, and then they go on a date fully clothed — basically, you get to see them naked before dating.

I don’t know about you, but this is one bet I would be distraught to lose. It’s on TV, for starters, so everyone will get to see you naked, and secondly, Id probably gets eliminated in the first round.

I’d say this bet is a bit extreme, but there will be some people willing to accept the bet.

Decision Time — Which Punishment For Losing A Bet Are You Choosing?

I’ve just provided you with six easy-to-understand punishments for losing a bet. Of course, you could go with the traditional cash punishment or make things a lot more interesting by choosing one of the other more exciting options.

You might also want to use a smartphone app like WagerApp to keep track of the bets and to keep things fair and above board.

It will become competitive, and you want any questions and complaints from the loser.

A word of warning, though.

Although these punishments sound like fun, and you’re probably rubbing your hands with anticipation, you need to understand that you could be laughing on the other side of your face if you lose.

After all, there’s a possibility everyone could be laughing at you.