Gambler Uses Phone App to Bet $1.1M on Falcons

Patriots are favored by 3 points in the game
By Jan Jordan,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2017 3:10 PM CST
Gambler Uses Phone App to Bet $1.1M on Falcons
Everett and Chaunecey Richards, center, and their group of fans from Atlanta get rowdy the night before the Super Bowl in Houston.   (Curtis Compton /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

It's one thing to pull for the underdog. It's another to bet $1.1 million that they'll cover the spread in the year's biggest NFL game. Sportsbook operator CG Technology took that bet from an unnamed customer Friday, someone who thinks the Atlanta Falcons will either beat the New England Patriots or lose by fewer than 3 points in Sunday's Super Bowl LI, reports ESPN. The San Jose Mercury News notes that the big bet came via the user's phone app. The way things are going, bettors might exceed the record of $132 million bet on last year's game. Most people betting the spread were still going with the Patriots to win. (Read more Super Bowl stories.)

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