- Online sportsbook BetStars enhanced northern Englander’s odds
- Life-changing win will see postman buy house with winnings
A UK postman scooped a major windfall when online betting platform Betstars increased the odds of his $10 bet for Chelsea to win the league to 5,000-1.
Ben Scott, who resides in Sunderland, will collect a hefty £50,000 payout after the London club took the the English Premier League title.
“BetStars called me before the season to say my bet had been enhanced to 5,000-1”, said Scott during an interview. Coincidentally, these are the same odds that Leicester City historically overcame last season when the team edged out all the major clubs to win the EPL title.
Despite being a fan of his hometown team Sunderland, he has followed Chelsea games closely and even keeps tabs of Antonio Conte’s tactics by tuning in to all his press conferences.
“I’ve become pretty obsessed,” Scott added emphatically. The reason Scott backed Chelsea was the fact that they team did not have any European games this season which enabled the squad to focus all their efforts on the Premiership. “I thought they would have an advantage with not being in Europe, as Leicester did last year when they won the title,” he said.
Chelsea were already sitting pretty at the top of the table, seven points clear of their closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur, before going into Friday’s decider at West Bromwich Albion. They duly delivered a 1-0 win to secure the title and make Ben Scott the happiest bettor in UK.
House purchase on the way
When asked how he would spend the money if he won the bet, Scott stated his intent to purchase a house where he would settle with his partner Laura. Betstars managing director Zeno Ossko lauded Scott for his sportsmarts and wished him luck on the eve of what could be the deciding match.
Betstars is a global online sports betting brand owned by Amaya Inc. The platform offers a wide variety of sports betting options and promotions. Betstars also offers a range of casino games that can be played using a single e-wallet system. Mobile access is available for both iOS and Android users.
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