Everyone who loves sports has at some point during their time watching their favourite teams and players, thought about placing a sports bet. Whether you get predictions right or wrong, sports betting is a great way to make a bit of money from the hobby and pastime that you love – consuming and watching sports. Some sports lovers have become so good at placing bets, that they have been able to make a professional career out of betting.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest and most successful sports bets of all time. These bets are so big, and the winnings are so monstrous, that taking home any profit from the bet would set you up for life. If you’re thinking about getting into sports betting, take a look at some of the bets on this list, as it may sway you towards making a profitable hobby out of sports betting.
Here are the top 3 biggest sports bets in history.
3. Vegas Dave – $2.5 million
As mentioned above, some people have gone above and beyond when it comes to taking sports betting seriously. Some people, like Vegas Dave, have made a full career from placing sports bets. In fact, Vegas Dave, once won a bet so big that he may never even have to place another bet again if he went a different route with his winnings.
The bet in question was placed on the Kansas City Royals to win the 2015 baseball World Series. The most impressive part about this bet is the fact that Vegas Dave only put down $140 000, and ended up walking away with an incredible profit of $2.1 million. These are the types of sports bets that can truly be life-changing.
2. Billy Walters -$3.5 million
If you know anything about the sports betting industry, you will have heard the name Billy Walters. Walters is one of the savviest and smartest sports betting personalities on the planet, and his template for making a career out of sports betting makes it seem more than viable – if you take the right steps and follow the right guidelines. Walters has been placing big bets ever since he made it big in the industry…
His biggest ever bet winnings, according to the man himself, was a profit of $3.5 million on an unknown placeholder. He claimed that it wasn’t based on which team won and lost in the XLIV Superbowl, but that it was the match that the bet was placed on.
3. Anonymous – $14 million
The biggest bet of all time blows any of the other bets out of the water with an incredible winning pot of $14 million. Although this wouldn’t be such a massive sum if it was in relation to the accumulative jackpots that the pokies online NZ has to offer payout, but when it comes to sports betting, it’s enormous.
The only problem with this bet is that the winner decided to stay anonymous, despite having the biggest winnings in history. So, we can’t learn much from their strategy. The only thing that we can comment on about this bet is that it was placed on the Houston Astros winning the 2017 baseball World Series.
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