An unidentified bettor, who made a lot of money during the World Series, is back and is putting a lot of money on the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl 2018.
On Monday, MyBookie.ag. was the second sportsbook to report taking a $1 million bet on the Eagles. Director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said his sportsbook accepted a $1 million money-line bet on Philadelphia at +165 odds.
If the Eagles win, the bet will pay out $1.65 million. If you want to take the Eagles or bet on Superbowl 2018 as well then at least we know MyBookie.ag can take large Super Bowl bet amounts.
Last week, MGM reported taking a “multimillion” dollar bet on the Eagles, while CG Technology and the South Point each have taken money-line wagers on the Eagles for $700,000 and $500,000, respectively.
According to reports, all the bets are coming in from the same bettor who went on a winning streak during the World Series. Since the bettor’s name was never revealed, he has been referred to as “Bettor X.”
In October, he placed a series of the largest money-line bets on the World Series, winning each one.
“He’s one of the guys who was floating around betting all that money on the World Series,” veteran Las Vegas bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro, now of the South Point, told the Associated Press. “I don’t think he lost a bet then, we’ll see how he does now.”
“Yeah, I’ve got him, too,” Avello said Monday of the return of the World Series bettor.
Despite the Patriots being the defending champions, there have been a lot of bets placed on the Eagles. According to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, nearly 80 percent of the money bet on the point spread was on the Eagles.
Even after trimming the point spread from -5.5 for the Patriots to -4.5 Super Bowl online betting, Westgate assistant manager Jeff Sherman said they had to trim it again to -4 because “some people we respect bet Eagles +4.5.”