Inspiration4 leader places first-ever sports bet from space


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Jared Isaacman bets on the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl

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SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 mission commander Jared Isaacman made even more history Thursday night when he made the first official game bet from space.

The tech billionaire — who paid for spaceflight — made two bets on NFL football with the BetMGM Sportsbook.


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BetMGM tweeted, “Mission accomplished. @rookisaacman becomes the first person to bet from outer space to Las Vegas.” “As part of the mission, @Inspiration4x and BetMGM will each donate $25,000 to @StJude!”

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“History was made today. I’ve been in the business for 35 years, and we never bet from outside the state of Nevada until four years ago,” said Jeff Stoneback, BetMGM’s director of trading, said in a statement. “Now BetMGM is placing bets from across the galaxy. It’s a great moment and an even greater cause to support St. Jude.”

The betting company – a part of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – also shared photos of Isaacman’s bet slips.

Two bets at the BetMGM Sportsbook at the MGM Grand were placed through a proxy bookmaker, Darren Rowell of The Action Network.

Isaacman made a $4,000 bet that the New York Giants and Washington football team would score at least 40.5 combined points during their game on Thursday and another $4,000 over the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl.

All winnings from Isaacman’s bets from space will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and BetMGM has also donated $25,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Inspiration4 mission aims to raise $200 million Already for the hospital and Isaacman pledged $100 million of his own money.

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Inspiration 4 is the first all-private mission to Earth orbit and launched on Wednesday by Isaacman and his three crewmates.

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