Elite sports bettor Dave Oancea, better known as “Vegas Dave,” is set to win a historic $2.5M payout – the largest future bet in the history of sports betting should the Kansas City Royals win this year’s World Series.
Vegas Dave placed his bet on the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series in week one when the odds were 30 to 1 and bet it all the way down to 8-1 (the Royals haven’t won a World Series in 30 years). Declining several opportunities to cash out and make a guaranteed $750,000, Vegas Dave showed his faith in the team and his predictions by letting the bet ride.
Three years ago, he bet $25,000 to win $200,000 on the 8-1 Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl; in 2013, bet $30,000 to win $340,000 on the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series; and this year, bet $80,000 to win $580,000 on the Texas Rangers to win the AL West. Vegas Dave’s passionate, no-nonsense approach, along with actual postings of his tickets on his website validate his credibility as one of the most successful sports bettors of his time.
His winnings have even prompted The Westgate casino to change their policy on accepting his bets, which will change the way casinos do sports betting (no longer accepting such extreme odds or allowing repeat bets). Should Vegas Dave win this record-setting World Series bet, he plans to give back to his community by donating turkeys and toys to underprivileged Las Vegas residents during the holiday season.