A flurry of big Super Bowl games, some over $ 1 million, appeared at the Los Angeles Rams late this week in Las Vegas, the biggest coming from a bettor who broke millions of sports books at last year's Super Bowl. 19659002] The unnamed bettor that took Las Vegas sportsbooks for more than a reported $ 10 million on the World Series was back on it for the Super Bowl LII – and he potentially won more on the Super Bowl LII with the Eagles.
MGM Resorts reported taking a $ 2 million cash game on Rams late Thursday. Bookmaker William Hill on Friday said it took a $ 1.5 million cash line game at Rams, and hours later, the sports book at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas reported taking a $ 300,000 cash line game at Los Angeles. The games were created at +1
Sources told ESPN that these games were made by the same customer who last year went on a remarkable gambling run that stretched from the 2017 World Series through the Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.
Bookmakers and the media nicknamed him "Bettor X" and he did some damage. Bettor, who has asked to remain anonymous, won $ 10 million in the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. He followed it up by beating $ 8 million and $ 10 million on the underdog eagles to beat the Super Bowl LII patriots. Philadelphia won 41-33, and Bettor X ended up with a net $ 25 million from races.
Now he's back and sat back against the patriots in the Super Bowl LIII.
New England remains a consensus 2.5-point favorite over the frames, with over / under sitting at 56.5 on most sports books.
Most of the early money wagered on the Super Bowl was on the patriots. The first nine five-figure games of the MGM books were accepted in New England. The action has leveled off in recent days, and after the rush of big games at Los Angeles, some books went into the weekend with more money on underdog Rams.
MGM Vice President of Race and Sports Jay Rood said Saturday morning that betting action over the past 48 hours had been "quite 50-50," but warned that the bulk of the money will be wagered Saturday and Sunday.
"I would say that probably 25 to 30 percent [of the total anticipated Super Bowl handle] has been placed so far," said Rood. "The way it shapes itself in the last 24 hours, this may prove to be not a very big decision." 19659003] Rood and MGM will have a lot to sweat, although the money stays relatively balanced until Sunday's kickoff, MGM opened Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 70-1 to win the Super Bowl MVP. "15-1.
" [Donald] winning MVP is not good for us, "Rood said." One of our biggest losing propositions ever was [Denver Broncos defensive end] Von Miller wins MVP [in Super Bowl 50]. "
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the favorite to win the MVP at around +125 odds.