Every punter dreams about scooping a fortune when placing a bet. Unfortunately, very few achieve it, however, placing a multi-fold ACCA on a Saturday afternoon became almost a tradition in some countries, like the UK. Obviously, you have heard lots of stories about huge wins & mind-blowing payouts. Nonetheless, what bet is an all-time leader? Who placed the biggest football bet in the history of betting? Let’s find out.
Biggest football bet ever
The biggest football bet belongs to Mick Gibbs, a roofer from Staffordshire. The punter put up together a huge 15-fold ACCA back in 2001, backing outright winners across top four English football leagues, as well as individual football & cricket matches across 2000 -2001 with only 30p. The total cumulative odds of such an ambitious wager rounded up at 1.6 million to one!!! What were the longest odds you ever landed?
The incredible bet had only a 0.0000006 chance of coming in and scooped a life-changing payout of £500,000. That is not the only time Gibbs beat the bookies in such a fashion. He also landed another huge 9-fold ACCA two years prior to his biggest victory. That time he won £157,000 from a £2.50, beating the odds of 62 thousand to one!
Biggest single bet
Nobody else but the Premier League side Leicester City is responsible for the biggest single bet in football. It was Claudio Ranieri’s men who pulled off an incredible run and shocked the entire world. Some plucky punters really used that opportunity to their advantage. One bettor managed to scoop £72,000 from a £50 stake after cashing out in March, few weeks prior to the actional outcome. Little they know, they could’ve pocketed a quarter of a million if only they let it sit a little while.
That unanimous punter was not the only one who got lucky backing The Foxes in their historic run. Leicester native, Leigh Herbert, placed £5 on one of the most unrealistic Premier League outcomes ever. But, just like the other punter, he cashed out a part of its stake for a cool £5,600. Luckily the remaining £3 returned £15,000 later in May for a total payout of £20,600. Not bad, right?
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