Twitch Streamer Trainwreck (pictured above) added another big win for his belt while Xposed did the opposite after they both placed huge sports bets this week. [Image: Trainwreckstv Twitch]
Big win, big loss
Two high-profile players from Twitch recently replaced gambling with sports betting, with one winning a lot in English football and the other losing an astonishing amount in the NHL.
Netting on the Texas River is a staggering $2.5 million
On Thursday, Twitch gambler Trainwreck took the risky step of betting on Premier League teams struggling to stay in the top flight. As Trainwreck shared via Twitter, his agility has turned solid gold, and the Texan net worth is nearly $2.7 million:
Trainwreck, real name Tyler Niknam, bet nearly $80,000 on Everton to beat Crystal Palace (+1.87), Chelsea draw with Leicester City (+5.20), and Aston Villa draw with Burnley (+3.55) with total odds of +34.52.
It proved to be a completely different story than Trainwreck’s Twitcher Xposed. The Canadian gambler would have won $1.4 million if the Toronto Maple Leafs (+1.80) beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series on Sunday.
779,897 dollars out of pocket
Unfortunately for Xposed, Lightning had other ideas, beating Maple Leafs 2-1 and leaving Twitcher, better known as Cody Burnett, $779,897 out of pocket.
Trainwreck’s big bet collapse
Trainwreck’s Premier League game was not for the faint-hearted, especially considering the stunning comeback Everton’s match against Crystal Palace.
Everton needed to secure a win to secure their place in the Premier League next season, as Saturday’s final against Arsenal was tough for a place in the Champions League. Slipping, relegating to a lower division would cost the Liverpool franchise massively.
Everton looked down and buried at 0-2 in the 54th minute of the 90-minute regulatory time. When one of Everton’s defenders scored, his fans got a sense of blood and started urging his players. The Toffees will continue to add two more goals to secure their EPL status for next year, along with the multi-million dollar Trainwreck payday.
One legend grows, the other fades away
The surprise bet reinforces the ever-growing legend of the train wreck. In March, he engraved his name in the history books of roulette by achieving a pair of the biggest wins the game has ever seen, taking in $1.65 million in one spin and $2.1 million in the next.
The contrast couldn’t be sharper with Xposed. The Canadian shared his huge losing bet in the National Hockey League on Sunday via Twitter:
In March, Xposed had a very public meltdown on Twitch after betting nearly $850,000 in less than 40 minutes. The Canadian threw his chair in front of the camera, in what was a clear demonstration of his problem gambling.