According to several casinos, this unknown better made numerous bets, all on the Eagles, at sportsbooks all over Las Vegas in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, reports ESPN.
Covers.com reported that he made a $3 million bet on the Eagles at the MGM, their second-largest Super Bowl wager ever. It was a moneyline bet.
William Hill U.S. was the second sportsbook to report taking a $1 million bet on the Eagles from Bettor X. Director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said his book accepted a $1 million money-line bet on Philadelphia at plus-165 odds.
Sportsbook operator CG Technology and the South Point both took six-figure money-line wagers on the Eagles for $700,000 and $500,000, respectively, from him. A source told ESPN’s David Purdum that Bettor X put down an additional $500,000 on the Eagles moneyline.
Johnny Avello, executive director for Wynn Race & Sports, told Purdum that he also took a “good-size, six-figure” money-line bet on the Eagles from Bettor X, adding to what had already been lopsided action on Philadelphia.
This unknown better wasn’t the only one to cash in big on the Eagles stunning upset of the Patriots. Sportsbooks all over Las Vegas got crushed by gamblers making huge bets on the Eagles. There were reportedly five different $1 million bet on the Super Bowl versus only one in 2017.