An unnamed gambler, known only as Bettor X, previously acquired a reported $10 million in winnings during the last World Series after going undefeated and placing multiple six-figure wagers at numerous sportsbooks all over town. Bettor X was back at it again for the Super Bowl, and he won big.
The Las Vegas gambler, according to ESPN, again placed bets at establishments all across the city over the course of two weeks, wagering that the Philadelphia Eagles were going to walk away champs, even though the New England Patriots were favored in the matchup.
Reportedly, Bettor X placed a $3 million money-line bet just at the MGM Grand, an amount that is recorded as the second-largest Super Bowl bet ever.
William Hill US, another sportsbook, was said to have taken a $1 million bet from Bettor X on the Eagles, and two others, operated by CG Technology and the South Point, also took $700,000 and $500,000 wagers respectively.
A third sportsbook, Wynn Race & Sports, also confirmed a “good-size, six-figure” money-line bet was placed with them by the gambler.
Ultimately, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday night with a score of 41-33, suggesting that Bettor X likely won big.
The precise amount Bettor X won hasn’t been disclosed, and it also isn’t clear as to whether he hedged his bets by wagering on the Patriots at other locations, which, if he did, would affect his net gain.
An estimated $138.4 million was wagered on last year’s Super Bowl, but many sportsbooks believe this year’s total will surpass that amount. In total, five $1 million bets were placed on the Eagles-Patriots game, at least of two which would appear to be from Bettor X. In comparison, only one $1+ million bet was placed last year.