Gambling happens all the time at golf courses -- particularly country clubs. So it shouldn't come as any surprise that a Denver man who was recently convicted of running a sports book in the area recruited some of his biggest clients in the Mile High's most prominent clubs.
However, what might be surprising is how Kerwin Sande delivered winnings to those clients. According to the Denver Post, Sande used to mail golf magazines to his winners, with $100 bills stuffed inside the pages.
Sande either had a lot of customers or bettors with deep pockets. One of his clients told the FBI that Sande accepted anywhere from $4 million to $7 million each weekend during football season. That's not going to be happening now, however, as Sande has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, following by three years of supervised release during which Sande can't own a gambling business of any kind.
So don't expect your next Golf Digest, Golfweek or Golf Magazine to be lined with Benjamins.