This is what betting is made of.
The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history and it was all thanks to an awesome 4-1 victory on the road at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins.
With that win, St. Louis gets to party like crazy and one fan gets to party for entirely different reason.
Scott Berry put $400 on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup way back in January when he was in Las Vegas. That turned out to be the bet of his life, because he cashed out $100,000 with the game 7 victory.
Action Network’s Darren Rovell has the details:
In January, Scott Berry was in Las Vegas when he threw down $400 on the St. Louis Blues to win the Stanley Cup at 250-1 odds. As the worst team in the league, it was an absurd bet made by a guy who bet emotionally on his own team. But emotion is why Berry is still in the game, as in he hasn’t hedged in his potential $100,000 win despite chances to get out without putting any money down from PropSwap. Berry got offers from other bettors to buy him out at $75,000 when the Blues were up 3-2 before Game 6. Berry said no, seeing it as bad karma for the team he was rooting for.
Here’s him celebrating:
The winning ticket.