MEGA-PUNTER stakes the house on World Record winning run
A william Hill betting shop customer has now staked over £1.5m on an unprecedented run of 25 straight winning bets - and is so far £160,000 in front after telling staff that he is out to win enough to buy himself a house before he quits.
'I don't know whether he's after a terraced house in the sticks or a mansion in Mayfair, but this is the most incredible run of winning bets I have ever come across in 30 years in the business' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
The customer first visited the Hill's shop in central London on March 27 this year when he staked his first bet of £8400 on tennis aces Kim Clijsters and Novak Djokovic, who both won, boosting his stake to over £9000. Since then, he has steadily increased his stakes, to the point where his 25th and most recent bet was £110,000 on Djokovic to defeat his opponent Gasquet, on Sunday, at odds of 1/14.
His latest win bolstered his profits for the winning spree to just over £160,000, having staked a total of £1,566,000 in the process.
The man - in his thirties, slim, track-suit wearing, but otherwise anonymous - has now backed Djokovic in nine of his bets, and has almost exclusively concentrated on tennis, but has also staked large amounts on boxers,Amir Khan (£28,000) and Nathan Cleverly (£96,000), and bet on Curling and Cage Fighting!
'The customer is betting only on red-hot favourites - the longest odds selection he has backed was at odds of 2/9, the shortest 1/100. Even so, many have tried this kind of 'dead cert accumulator' in the past - and always come a cropper. He is now betting with considerable amounts of our money, leaving us wondering how long he will go on, or whether he will just disappear back to wherever he came from, leaving us mystified and out of pocket while he starts contacting estate agents!' said Sharpe.