"The Eagles.... in SPAAAAAAAAACE" (say that in a space voice)... PRETTY COOL and I'm sure you've heard of it by now, SpaceX's Inspiration4 is the first all-private orbital mission around the Earth. So Inspiration4 Commander Jared Isaacman placed his first ever sports bet on The Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl.
Isaacman, billionaire of Allentown's Shift4 picked the Birds to win Super Bowl LVI at $4000, to win $268,000 at 66 to 1 odds on BETMGM...basically showing us all that you can throw your money away in space just like us here on Earth!
SpaceX's all-private Inspiration4 mission has notched another spaceflight first — although most parents are probably hoping this one doesn't inspire their kids to similar action.
Jared Isaacman, the tech billionaire who paid for and commands the Earth-orbiting Inspiration4, has placed two bets on NFL football with the BetMGM Sportsbook, part of the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas. They're the first-ever official sports wagers made from the final frontier, BetMGM representatives said.
"This is a truly historic moment. Thanks to Shift4 Payments for the incredible honor of asking BetMGM to participate," BetMGM chief revenue officer Matt Prevost said in an emailed statement today (Sept. 16). (Isaacman is founder and CEO of Shift4, a payment-processing company.)
Via a proxy bettor, Isaacman bet $4,000 that the New York Giants and the Washington Football Team would score at least 41 combined points during their game Thursday night, and another $4,000 on the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl this season.