We’ve all seen it in New Jersey in the last 12 months during 2019, a smug Facebook post, or an Instagram or retweeted big betting win screenshot from an online sportsbook with a giant profit from a tiny stake on an outrageous parlay wager.
More often than not, it’s only a few hundred dollars (also not to be sneezed at), however, there have been some quite remarkable winning bets made in New Jersey over the years.
There are many similarities between wagering on sports and actually playing the game. Naturally, luck is an important factor, but ultimately you need some bravery and skill to win consistently, or even just pull off that once in a life time amazing win. Some big winners have been very lucky, but most have achieved their success through a careful analysis of the betting odds, team/player form, consulting and betting on the best sports predictions, and circumspect risk assessment and bankroll management.
With all of that in mind, let’s take a quick trip through some of New Jersey’s biggest and most interesting sports betting wins of 2019.
$109000 made on FanDuel NJ on a $10 wager
A 14-leg parlay wager was won on FanDuel NJ on November 14 2019, paying out a whopping 10971 to 1!
While most bet choices were quite conservative, the wager almost fell over at the final hurdle where in a UL Monroe vs Mississippi State NCAAB match, the bet made on the Mississippi State spread, only covered by 1.5 points.
Big Week 1 NFL win in September 2019
Borgata online sportsbook reported a big winner back in September 2019, when an anonymous NFL online bettor bet placed two big football bets on the over in Jets vs Dolphins game: firstly $150 000 on over 42.5 points and $55 000 on over 21 points in the first half of the match. Both bets were converted into winners.
Anyone who bet on the Washington Nationals to Win the World Series
The Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series and were crowned MLB champions, but not too many baseball or online sports bettors in general saw that coming in New Jersey them according to FanDuel and SugarHouse online sportsbooks.
The Nationals eventually closed out the World Series in an emotionally charged 7-game World Series defying the Houston Astros to win the title. However, The Nationals began the season in April 2019 the middle line of betting, with +2100 odds to win the World Series, but the Washington players and fans wittingly embraced the role of the people’s underdog team. As of June 17 2019, the Nationals were sitting at almost unbackable long +5500 odds to win the World Series – tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets for the 15th-best odds in the MLB.
Don’t look for the Nationals to win it all again in 2020 (Washington are a very short +1400 to repeat as Baseball World Champs), as there will be better betting value to be found.
It does go to show however, that anything can happen and great odds can lead to big wins!
FanDuel NJ’s Biggest Parlay Payout of 2019
FanDuel New Jersey biggest parlay payout of 2019 was reported in at a monster $229,276.50.
One lucky bettor placed a $200 wager on an ultimately successful 15-leg parlay that included NHL, NFL and NBA moneyline bets.
The Baltimore Ravens were the team the tipped the scales in the bettor’s favor and recorded the final leg victory of the enormous parlay bet.