ONE bettor apparently is taking Bruce Arians’ “No risk it, no biscuit” mantra to heart.
A Nevada bettor placed a $2.3-million wager on Arians’ underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover the 3.5-point spread against the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl (SB) LV on Feb. 7.
Darren Rovell of the Action Network reported that the wager was placed on the BetMGM mobile app. The unnamed bettor will pocket a $2-million profit should the Buccaneers cover in their “home” game against the Chiefs.
That sum of money eclipses the largest reported wager on last year’s Super Bowl, a $750,000 bet on the Chiefs.
“This was a bet we were very happy to receive,” Jason Scott, vice-president of trading for BetMGM, told ESPN. “We had previously written several other six-figure bets, all on Kansas City, and the public is certainly behind Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.” — Reuters