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Super Bowl 2018: Fans laying down $1 million bets in preference of Philadelphia Eagles

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The large income is on a Philadelphia Eagles so far.

William Hill — which operates some-more than 100 sportsbooks in Nevada and hundreds some-more worldwide — has taken 3 bets on a Eagles of $1 million or some-more given Monday, a latest entrance Friday afternoon. That $1 million money-line peril was done by a same gamester who placed a $1 million gamble on a Eagles on Monday.

William Hill sports executive Nick Bogdanovich told USA TODAY Sports “there is no explanation” to a unreasonable of vital bets placed forward of Super Bowl LII on Sunday. William Hill, that has operated in Nevada given 2012, had usually taken one prior gamble of $1 million or some-more before this week: a $1.2  million peril on Floyd Mayweather in his hitch opposite Conor McGregor in August.

“This is rarely unusual,” Bogdanovich asid. “This diversion is crazy. Sports betting is during an all-time high and a economy is good. There’s a lot of seductiveness in this game.”

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 ESPN also reported that MGM’s sportsbook supposed a “multimillion” gamble on a Eagles as well. 

On Sunday afternoon, William Hill reliable with USA TODAY Sports that a $1 million money-line gamble on a Patriots to win had been taken.

It’s not peculiar that the Super Bowl attracts outrageous bets — although it’s singular for so many to be above $1 million — and lots of those bets are done on a income line (a straight-up bet) vs. a spread. While a gamester is removing 4.5 points on Philly (meaning a Eagles could remove by 4 or fewer points and still win a point-spread bet), the payout is equal — reduction a sportsbook’s cut — to a income wagered. 

With a income line for a Eagles set during +155 as it stood on Saturday, a $1 million gamble would outcome in a $1.55 million profit. 

Bogdanovich pronounced he expects all a sports books in Nevada to take in a record $155 million in bets before a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. The prior high to date for a Super Bowl was $138.48 million, that was wagered on final year’s Super Bowl. 

And a outrageous cube of that so distant has been gamble in preference of a Eagles.

William Hill reports about 85% of a income so distant has been wagered in points widespread bets on Philly and about 79% of a income line bets have been placed on a Eagles.

That kind of bearing has Bogdanovich justly concerned.

“There’s no doubt we are going to be rooting for a Patriots,” Bogdanovich said. “About 90% of a time we base opposite a Patriots, though we need them to win this time for sure.”

Along with a 3 $1 million income line-wagers, William Hill also took a $1.6 million point-spread gamble on Wednesday from a gamester who picked a Eagles to cover a 4.5-point spread. The gamble was placed during a William Hill sportsbook in The Bahamas.

Bogdanovich pronounced he approaching some-more income to be wagered on a Patriots as diversion time approaches. 

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