He'll win $100,000 if the Blues win the Stanley Cup thanks to a $400 bet

Scott Berry has been offered $40,000 in exchange for the bet he made when the Blues were in last place in the NHL, but he's not selling it

May 28, 2019 - 1:37 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - What would you do, if you had a chance to win $100,000 on the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup Final or could take $40,000 right now? Would you take the money and run, or let your bet ride? 

That's the situation Ballwin, Mo. native Scott Berry is in. The Blues fan was in Las Vegas for work back in January when the Blues were dead last in the NHL standings and were 250-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup. 

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Says he would have lost about $400 gambling in Las Vegas, so decided to put it all on his Blues to win and see what happens instead. And now that ticket is worth $40,000. 

Berry joined KMOX's Charlie Brennan on Tuesday and explained how companies like Prop Swap are offering to give him cash immediately. He said he was offered $12,000 before Game 7 against the Dallas Stars, next day it was up to $20,000 and then middle of Game 6 against Sharks it was $40,000, but he had to decide before the start of the second period. 

Owner of Prop Swap has been texting on the latest offers and Berry says it was currently between $35,000 and $40,000, as of Tuesday morning. Oh, and Berry says he put a $100 on the Cardinals when they were 15-1 odds to win the World Series. 

One caller on KMOX suggested Berry takes the 40-grand and re-bet part of it on the Blues winning if he really is that confident in the team. 

"I bet with my heart, I believe in this team so much. And I could use the money trust me, but I've got faith in these guys," Berry says. "It's good advice, it's mathmatically good advice to secure profit. But lets go Blues."

Berry says if he wins he plans to donate some of it to the Blues for Kids charity and give back to the team that – hopefully – made it all possible by winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Because of the bet, he's been invited out to Game 2 on Wednesday night in Boston by sports business reporter Darren Rovell.

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