As the Super Bowl 52 betting odds continue to take shape, one gambler in Las Vegas is going big and betting on the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New England Patriots.
According to reports, one gambler was wagered millions on the Eagles to win outright, placing multiple bets on the money-line.
ESPN reports William Hill U.S. has received a $1 million bet on the Eagles at +165. That means if the Eagles win, the bettor would receive $1.65 million in profit ($2.65 million total).
Here is where it gets interesting: the same bettor has placed wagers at multiple sportsbooks, including one multi-million dollar bet. From the report:
Last week, MGM reported taking a “multimillion” dollar bet on the Eagles, and sportsbook operator CG Technology and the South Point each have taken money-line wagers on the Eagles for $700,000 and $500,000, respectively.
Johnny Avello, executive director for Wynn Race & Sports, told ESPN that he also took a “good-size, six-figure” money-line bet on the Eagles, adding to what had already been lopsided action on Philadelphia.
Multiple sources told ESPN that they’re all from the same bettor who went on a winning streak during the World Series that contributed to Nevada’s books losing $11.4 million on baseball in November.
If the Eagles win, the bettor will have outsmarted the casinos for a second straight major sporting event.
Super Bowl 52 takes place Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC.