Who's the Biggest World Cup Loser?Published July 12, 2010 by OCR Editor
Germany's loss, Willliam Hill's gain.
It can be tempting to get caught up in the thrill of wagering on the World Cup, particularly with the advent of live betting and a fantastic choice of options.
One British gambler, having already suffered the heartache of seeing Germany thrash a lackluster England, went on to back Germany in the biggest World Cup bet of all time.All to Play For
The brazen Brit placed a world record £417,000 wager with William Hill's telephone betting service on Germany to beat Spain in the semi final. He could have walked off with a massive £800,000 if the Germans had got through.
William Hill were cheering on the Spanish as Germany had received several big bets, many of them placed before the tournament started, when the odds were higher and the young German team had yet to prove their world class calibre.
Watching the game was surely a tense affair for this particular bettor, with so much money riding on the game and with both sides having their chances within the match. Ultimately, it was a single goal by Germany that ended up denying this brave bettor a big win and crowned him as the biggest World Cup loser.
World Cup Betting Fever
Another Englishman who caught World Cup betting fever was Richard Enticott, who bet £100 at 10,000/1 odds that his baby, due during the World Cup, would grow up to score a goal for England during the 2030 World Cup.
The FIFA 2010 World Cup has had its fair share of ups and downs but one constant delight has been the creativity and extra excitement injected by online sportsbooks such as William Hill and Titan Bet.