Legendary Bettor Billy Walters Placing 'Small' Bet On Super Bowl

Date IconLast Updated: Feb 9th, 2024
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Legendary Bettor Billy Walters Placing 'Small' Bet On Super Bowl
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Two longtime Las Vegans who’ve been around the betting scene for years, Billy Walters and Casey Lewless, are taking different sides on this year’s Super Bowl.

The NFC’s San Francisco 49ers take on the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champions, in the game on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Billy Walters Likes The Chiefs

Legendary sports bettor Billy Walters, is placing a “small bet” on the Chiefs, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“A small bet for me is between $500,000 and a million bucks on the Super Bowl,” he told the newspaper.

Walters said the Chiefs have the advantage at a couple of positions, quarterback and kicker, important to him in handicapping football games.

Last year, Walter’s book “Gambler: Secrets From a Life at Risk” was published, recounting his experiences in the gaming world, including during the Mob era in Las Vegas.

Casey Lewless Sees Value In The 49ers

On Gambling.com’s “The Edge,” Lewless, who worked for years at Las Vegas sportsbooks, is putting his money on the favored 49ers. This contradicts advice he got years ago from famed sports bettor Lem Banker about generally going with the underdog.

During a discussion on “The Edge,” Lewless, now managing two Penn Entertainment sportsbooks in Louisiana, explains why he’s taking the 49ers. His explanation begins at about the 7:58 mark.

2024 Super Bowl Facts

Below is information regarding the 2024 Super Bowl, being held for the first time ever in Las Vegas.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Location: Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels, just west of the Las Vegas Strip

Halftime Performer: Usher

TV: CBS, Nickelodeon

Steam: Paramount+ or CBS.com and CBS Sports

Betting Odds: San Francisco 49ers (-2), Kansas City Chiefs (+2)

Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.