St Louis fan Scott Berry turned 400 bucks into $100,000 when Blues won the 2019 Stanley Cup!
This is how it feels to think that you might win $100K:
Everyone told @ScottABerry1 to hedge his $400 bet that would yield $100,000 if the Blues won the series. After Game 1, they called him an idiot. He flew in for Game 2 and walked out a winner. Here’s his reaction from his seat (NSFW)...Full story tomorrow on @ActionNetworkHQ pic.twitter.com/qxp1gziiJB— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 30, 2019
That's Scott Berry after Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.
Here's his bet slip for what turned out to be one of the best bets of the 2018/19 NHL Season:
This piece of paper, purchased in Vegas in January for $400 is now worth $100,000. Remarkable. pic.twitter.com/l7ffGIgptT— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) 13 de junio de 2019
Yep, that’s 250:1 odds for St Louis Blues to win the Stanley Cup.
Let's recap the main deets:
- Bet made: in January 2019
- Wager: $400
- Potential loot: $100,000
- Blues' position in the league at the time of the wager: 31/31
In January 2019 St Louis was the bottom of the bottom, dead last in the league.
And guess what happened in June?
St Louis Blues won game #7 of the Finals against Boston Bruins 4 - 1 and collected the first ever Stanley Cup in franchise history, and Scott Berry made 100,000 bucks.
Darren Rovell from The Action Network reported on Berry’s feelings during the match:
"You know it's so funny, it's like I never in a million years thought I would be watching a game where I either am a $100,000 victor or I'm walking away with my tail between my legs.
I've got all faith in these guys, I still think they're gonna do it
But, I've got all faith in these guys, I still think they're gonna do it, they're a better road team so tonight's gonna be an emotional roller coaster. You'll probably see me in tears either way."
Scott Berry is a gutsy guy.
Or wouldn't you have hedged that bet before the game #7? Say, put $20,000 on Boston to win the last match and collect at least $20K x Boston odds to win the match? I would have probably done that.
Congratulations to Scott Berry
Well played, Scott Berry, well played indeed.
A quick look at the new updated odds tells that early on in the 2019/20 season, Ottawa fans could try the same as Scotty B last year - Senators are priced 251:1 at Spin Sports and 301:1 at Bet365 to win the Stanley Cup.
|2020 NHL Stanley Cup Odds|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||8.00||8.00||9.00|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||11.00||8.00||9.00|
|Vegas Golden Knights||11.00||10.00||9.00|
|St. Louis Blues||16.00||15.00||15.00|
|San Jose Sharks||19.00||19.00||26.00|
|New York Islanders||29.00||34.00||26.00|
|New Jersey Devils||34.00||26.00||31.00|
|New York Rangers||41.00||29.00||34.00|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||46.00||51.00||61.00|
|Los Angeles Kings||71.00||81.00||101.00|
|Detroit Red Wings||101.00||81.00||71.00
Odds to win the 2019-20 NHL Championship updated on: October 7, 2019
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