Some bets are bigger than others. There are 5 bets among sports betting that really stand out though as Texas size big. In these cases the risk was definitely worth the reward.
Kansas City Royals Future – $2.5 Million
You may have heard of Vegas Dave and he has won quite a few big bets but the whale of them all was the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series at 30 to 1. He couldn’t get anyone to take his full bet so he spread his bets across 15 casinos and it paid off. The Royals won and Vegas Dave got $2.5M.
Tiger Woods Masters – $1.2 Million
There has been many times in his career a bet on Tiger was a good bet. That said James Adducci went all in with $85,000 on Woods to win the 2019 Masters with 14 to 1 odds. Tiger brought it home and James walked away with $1.2 Million, he claims it was his first ever sports wager.
New England Patriots Super Bowl – $800,000
Charles Barkley is not just a maverick on the court but he also holds this betting record. One of his biggest wins was on New England to win the Super Bowl in 2002. They were 14 point underdogs, they pulled it out and Charles Barkley turned his $500,000 into $800,000.
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl – $560,000
Another athlete turned master better is Phil Mickelson, one of the best golfers in the sport. Mickelson decided to place a $20,000 wager on the Ravens to win the 2021 Superbowl at 22-1 odds. The Ravens defeated the Giants and Phil won $560,000.