BetMGM Accepts $4,000 Eagles Bet From Outer Space

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Talk about a bet that’s out of this world (sorry).

BetMGM accepted the first ever sports bets from outer space yesterday as Jared Isaacman, the 38-year-old founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and Inspiration4 Mission Commander, made two wagers from outer space to Las Vegas with BetMGM at the MGM Grand.

Isaacman placed two $4,000 wagers via a proxy at MGM Grand’s BetMGM Sportsbook. Isaacman will donate any winnings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while BetMGM has also donated $25,000 to the children’s research hospital.

The Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-civilian human mission spaceflight to orbit.

“This is a truly historic moment. Thanks to Shift4 Payments for the incredible honor of asking BetMGM to participate,” said Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM, said in a release. “On top of the excitement of bets being made from space, we’re even more thrilled to be able to contribute and raise awareness for a great cause in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

The first, a $4,000 bet on the over (40.5) for the Washington vs. Giants Thursday Night Football matchup already hit, netting St. Jude’s $7,636 (I’m also assuming Isaacman will donate the original bet amount).

The second, and potentially much more profitable, bet was placed on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl. The $4,000 bet would result in a $264,000 donation by Isaacman to the children’s research hospital.

Isaacman already made a personal donation to St. Jude’s for $100 million before the mission launched on Sept. 15.

A quick google search shows Isaacman is a New Jersey boy who grew up in Bernard’s Township, located in North Jersey, smack dab in the middle of Giants country. Kudos to him for not throwing $4,000 away on a bet for the Giants to win the Super Bowl.

If you want to donate directly to St. Jude’s you can do so here.

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