Gbp5.8 Million On A Less Than Gbp1 Bet

GBP5.8 MILLION ON A LESS THAN GBP1 BET

23rd November, 2011 at 13:54:03
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Fairy-tale ending for Maltese punter

An unnamed 41-year-old football punter from a small village in Malta will be ending his year Euro 683 739.88 richer after hitting it big on a less than Euro 1 accumulator bet placed online at William Hill.com.

Liverpool Football Club player Glen Johnson's late winning score against Chelsea landed record odds of 683 738/1 from bookmaker William Hill for the fortunate punter who had staked 1 Euro on an accumulator bet of 19 football results, the previous 18 of which had already won, leaving his entire wager riding on the outcome of the Chelsea-Liverpool game in which the visitors were 7/2 underdogs.

"We cannot recall any punter winning either this much on an accumulator, or landing such stratospheric odds- even though he wasn't a Liverpool fan before, he tells us he is now!" said Graham Sharpe, a William Hill spokesman.

"Football punters were already celebrating the biggest winning weekend in living memory as all the best fancied teams in the Premier League, Championship, Leagues One & Two, Blue Square, SPL and William Hill Scottish Cup turned out be winners", added Sharpe.

"This late winner in the final game of the weekend left us feeling about as cheerful as under-pressure Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas. The weekend as a whole was football betting's equivalent of racing's Dettori day in 1996, when Frankie rode all seven winners at Ascot, costing the industry almost 50million.

Punters backing long-odds accumulative bets like the one described here were the biggest winners, most of them collecting four and five figure sums from modest stakes."

Related News Tags: ,



« News index »



BRITAIN'S UPPER HOUSE TO VOTE ON HORSE RACING LEVY TODAY (Update)

29th March, 2017 at 19:48:16
Horse racing industry could benefit to the tune of GBP 30 million from changes that include online operators.

ATTEMPT TO STIFLE GAMBLING ADVERTS IN AUSTRALIA FAILS (Update)

29th March, 2017 at 19:48:16
Xenophon private member's bill rejected by Senate Estimates Committee.

SPORTECH FULL YEAR 2016 RESULTS

29th March, 2017 at 15:16:22
Results fail to impress but transformational period positions company for growth, Board believes.

NEW TELEVISION ADVERT FROM ONLINE CASINO

28th March, 2017 at 19:47:54
PlayOJO.com begins major marketing push in UK.

HABANERO HAILS STRONG START TO 2017

28th March, 2017 at 11:21:29
Future looks bright, developer says.