You might remember the story back in November during the World Series featuring a mysterious bettor who raked in a cool $14 million on the World Series, going six for six and letting it ride each game before cashing out and taking home his winnings before Game 7.
The story was interesting for 2 reasons: 1. he won a SHIT LOAD of money and put his nuts on the table letting it ride for six games, and 2. the mystery of this guy who’s apparently younger than 30 and keeps walking into these sportsbooks to take Vegas’ lunch money.
What we know about $8 Million bettor
* Younger than 30
* Eastern European
* Spreading bets across town (tried to bet 2.8M at one Strip book)
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) November 1, 2017
Now if you thought the story of your favorite high roller’s favorite high roller was going to end there, well you have another thing coming. The man is back, he’s got a duffle bag full of cash, and he’s ready to lay it all on the Eagles next Sunday.
It started with reports yesterday of a bettor ready to put multiple millions on the Eagles in the Super Bowl. There weren’t many details other than that.
From Vegas Insider:
The first sonic boom Super Bowl bet heard across Las Vegas took place Wednesday afternoon at MGM Resorts where VP of sports book operations Jay Rood confirmed a multi-million dollar wager was placed on the Eagles at +5.5 causing the chain of 10 books on the Las Vegas strip to bypass -5 altogether and go straight to Patriots -4.5, which is the lowest number in town.
The massive wager give MGM books lots of wiggle room this early to balance things out in the Super Bowl betting season and it’s also a signal that a record setting handle could be had in Nevada for the third straight Super Bowl.
Famous World Series Let-It-Ride bettor in negotiations with MGM to make BIGGEST sports bet in Las Vegas HISTORY on #FlyEaglesFly to win #SB52 (upwards of 8 FIGURES expected on this historic bet!)
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) January 24, 2018
Fast forward to this morning, and our guy RJ Bell confirmed that the person letting it ride on the Eagles was, in fact, the big balls bettor from the World Series.
MGM has publicly confirmed "multi-million dollar" bet on #Eagles to win SB (verifying our reporting from yesterday)
EXCLUSIVE: Details withheld by MGM
* Who bet? Famous World Series Let-It-Ride bettor
* How much? $3 MILLION
And he's looking to bet millions MORE … stay tuned!
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) January 25, 2018
Not only that, but he’s still looking for more action. $3 million clearly isn’t enough when you’ve experienced cashing out to the tune of 14 MILLION just 3 months ago. You need that rush to be bigger. So, we’ll see where this ends up. Maybe he’s waiting for more Patriots action so that line will move back up to Eagles +5.5 where he laid the original 3 million?
Or possibly waiting to throw down on some props? Maybe a couple million on the under for the National Anthem and a few more on tails?
Here was MGM sportsbook VP Jay Hood yesterday before the details were announced
Betting on the #SuperBowl between #Patriots and #Eagles is already 'bubbling' in Vegas … and @Jay_Rood says big bets are brewing – including what could be one of the biggest Super Bowl bets in history. @beatingthebook with the scoop this a.m. on A Numbers Game @VSiNLive pic.twitter.com/7GQUPIFTYn
— VSiN (@VSiNLive) January 25, 2018