The $2.3 Million Bet On The Bucs

January 29th, 2021

Unfortunately, sports wagering is not blessed by the state of Florida, as it is by dozens of other states.

In forward-thinking states like New Jersey, Illinois and Indiana, among others, you can wager legally within city limits. All the in-game bets and more that once made Vegas famous are accessible there on your phone or computer.

Online sports books like BetMGM or Draft Kings use technology to determine whether you are within state borders, and poof, once verified you can wager.

Well, one bettor in Las Vegas, per BetMGM, has just thrown down $2.3 million dollars on the Bucs, getting 3 1/2 points against the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Of course, that’s an insane bet nine days before the game, but keep mind a bet like this has a “cash out” option, where the sportsbook might keep 4 or 5 percent of the bet and return the rest. Still, some rich man or woman is swinging a hefty set of footballs this morning.

Joe loves the Bucs getting 3 1/2 at home. The Chiefs defense isn’t good enough to shut down Tampa Bay. And Joe won betting on the Bucs to win straight up last Sunday, so this feels like a much better deal.

15 Responses to “The $2.3 Million Bet On The Bucs”

  1. SB Says:

    So that dude is going to have a cool $4.3 million in his hands next week

  2. Leighroy Says:

    I know it’s BSPN, but their article about a gambling tandem laying six-figures on Bucs 60-1 Super Bowl and 30-1 NFC odds before Brady was even a free agent (but with his defection in mind) is a fascinating read for fellow degenerates.

  3. Kord Says:

    Money in the pocket, my 20 dollars will turn into 620 but hey I’m happy, best of luck to whomever placed this monster, let’s all reap some windfall

  4. SB Says:

    The football gods keep smiling on us. I just read this.
    Quotation marks breakout rookie linebacker Willie gay for the Kansas City Chiefs tore his meniscus in practice today.

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Don’t most of us have friends or relatives living in one of the “legal” states”..

    Or can’t some enterprising dude risk it…driving up to Atlantic City with a wad of his friends and neighbors cash? Pretty hard to prove that crime unless one of your family, friends or neighbors is an informant!

  6. TampaTown Says:

    Made a bet on the Bucs to win the SB before the season like I always do. Friends in NJ. Odds were 50-1 before signing Tom Brady then it dropped and I got 15-1. So I bet $1700 (made other bets too). If the Bucs win it pays $25,500. WooHoo!

  7. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    SB i read that too but he has been out since week 17 with an ankle injury but tore his meniscus yesterday having surgery today.

    Per NBC Sports

    The Chiefs’ second-round draft pick in 2020, Gay played 25 percent of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps and 55 percent of the Chiefs’ special teams snaps in the regular season. He hasn’t played at all in the postseason after suffering a sprained ankle in Week 17.

  8. LJsDaddy Says:

    I got in early too. $100 bet pays $2,000. I also had the Bills at the same odds. Hopefully those guys will get me payday.

  9. Gofortheface30 Says:

    I agree about legalizing gambling a million percent here, Florida needs to freaking get with it. However, DFS on fanduel and/or draft kings is more fun as it’s more strategy and it is basically gambling. I won 10 grand finishing this yr 4th in one entry and hundreds of dollars a bunch of other times. I’m actually amazed that’s considered legal but betting a spread isn’t

  10. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Also there are sites out there that will allow you to place prop bets and bet the spread – it’s pretty easy to figure out..

  11. Liaastnfrmafar Says:

    Evolvingbucsfan, what you’re saying is don’t get all excited over nothing? Gay being out?

  12. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Leighroy thanks was going to bring that article up. Now those are some bets to be impressed with! Before Brady even left N.E. they laid their bets! You do the math, $8000 60to1 odds! I don’t care if they win, but if the boys bring that noise and win then more power to them! All I care about are the Bucs winning and making NFL history!!!

  13. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Liaastnfrmafar , basically, hasn’t effected their playoff run but if it weakens them a bit or their special teams we’ll take it.

  14. PSL Bob Says:

    Leighroy, I read that article. Takes big ones, but they really didn’t lay that much down, $8-10K if I recall. But the return on the bet at 60-1 was huge.

  15. VegasBuc Says:

    I put in a $20 Wager in Feb 2020 at 60 to 1 odds. Win $1,200. Go Bucs!