Super Bowl 2018: Fans laying down $1 million bets in favor of Philadelphia Eagles

Sportsbook William Hill described the high-priced bets as “highly unusual.”

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The big money is on the Philadelphia Eagles so far.

William Hill — which operates more than 100 sportsbooks in Nevada and hundreds more worldwide — has taken three bets on the Eagles of $1 million or more since Monday, the latest coming Friday afternoon. That $1 million money-line wager was made by the same bettor who placed a $1 million bet on the Eagles on Monday.

William Hill sports director Nick Bogdanovich told USA TODAY Sports “there is no explanation” to the rash of major bets placed ahead of Super Bowl LII on Sunday. William Hill, which has operated in Nevada since 2012, had only taken one previous bet of $1 million or more before this week: a $1.2  million wager on Floyd Mayweather in his bout against Conor McGregor in August.

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