Matt Youmans of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL has an update on the big ballers’ Bowl betting.
Las Vegas’ Billy Walters and Steve Fezzik, are lining up on Indianapolis. Fezzik said he plans to bet the Colts straight up on the money line, at a price of about minus-200, and sources say Walters has done the same in a big way.
One story circulating among gambling insiders is that Walters collaborated in some way with poker pro Phil Ivey to place a $2 million money-line bet on Indianapolis at a Strip sports book.
MGM Mirage sports book director Jay Rood did not get into specifics but said, “We took a seven-figure bet on the Colts money line.”
Sources also report Adam Meyer, a sports gambler from South Florida, has been approved for a $1 million bet at M Resort. Meyer did not confirm the amount.
Ivey of course is reknowned as the world’s best poker player, but he’s also well-known for his enthusiasm for all manner of games of chance. Including sports betting.
If you haven’t seen this ESPN feature on Ivey, watch it. It’s a little puffy for my taste, but still interesting stuff: