Online sports betting is an activity where bets are placed on the outcomes of various sports or sporting events. A sportsbook or a bookmaker is generally what is used to make the wagers online. These bets are placed on different types of games like soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby and many more. However, one of the most popular sports that involves betting is football. The love for the game has brought tremendous growth in the football betting industry. In the past, people have witnessed some astonishing wins in football betting all around the world. Out of them, the top 10 greatest sports betting wins in the world are as follows.
In March 2011 in the UK, plumbing engineer Steve Whiteley had won £1.45 million from a good £2 bet. Whiteley who is from Tawton in Devon had put his wagers on a horse race. His fortunes have changed after hitting big. The story of the sports betting wins does not stop here. Fred Craggs, a 60-year-old salesman from Yorkshire, won £1 million from a small 50p bet. He placed an eight-fold accumulator with William Hill on horse race meets. Although the UK has been topping the list of huge sports accumulator wins, the US is not far behind. An anonymous player had won $305,000 from a $5 parlay. He was from Vegas and had bet on a selection of basketball matches. All this happened in 2016. Another famous case of big accumulator wins came when Mick Gibbs a roofer by profession won £157,000 in 1999 by placing a £2.50 bet. He had correctly predicted nine football games across Europe. This was not the end for Mick Gibbs because in 2011 he predicted the winners of 15 football games across Europe with 30 pence stake. His winnings from the prediction were huge and amounted to £500,000. These are some of the success stories in the field of online betting.