Super Bowl 53: Mystery ‘Bettor X’ lost almost $4M on Rams

first_imgThe lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history brought some unexpected developments in prop bets (yes, some bettors picked the Rams not to score a TD, which looks like genius in hindsight). Another prop bet caused a stir even before the game started. Gladys Knight’s rendition of the national anthem created a controversy when she sang the final word “brave” twice. Some sportsbooks ruled that extended finish exceeded the over/under on national anthem time. Others ruled it “under.” BetOnline.AG sportsbook, which had set the anthem over/under at 1 minute and 50 seconds, paid bettors on both sides because of the ending. The sportsbook reported it lost an “estimated 6 figures” by paying both sides. Rams fans are feeling the pain after their team’s loss Sunday in the Super Bowl, but it could be worse — one person reportedly lost almost $4 million betting on Los Angeles.According to ESPN, someone dubbed “Bettor X” wagered around $3.8 million at three Las Vegas casinos Thursday and Friday, picking the Rams on money-line bets. Super Bowl 54: Chiefs open as favorites to win it all next NFL season It’s quite a change from last year, when the same bettor reportedly won almost $10 million backing the Eagles against the Patriots in Super Bowl 52. Related News The bettor stood to win more than $4.5 million with a Rams win. The Rams’ 13-3 loss to the Patriots ruined that dream.last_img

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