Is there really a ‘mystery gambler’ who won $14 million on the World Series?Derek Hawkins, Washington Post · November 5, 2017 at 6:20 am On Halloween night, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros were gearing up for Game 6 of the World Series, a prominent Las Vegas oddsmaker told a ghost story that sent the sports betting world into a frenzy. No one had confirmed it as of Friday morning. But they were still talking about it.The account came from a usually trusted sports betting expert, R.J. Bell, who is an odds-provider for the Associated Press. A mysterious gambler with uncanny luck had bet on the winning team in all of the first five games in the series, Bell wrote on Twitter Tuesday. By “letting it ride” — that is, reinvesting his winnings — on each game, the unidentified bettor had raked in a staggering $8 million, Bell claimed. Now, he said, the risk-taker was going all-in on the Dodgers for Game 6. “CONFIRMED RUMOR,” Bell tweeted. “Unknown Vegas bettor 5-0 in W Series — letting it all ride each game. He bet it all on #Dodgers tonight!!”Hours later, when the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1, Bell returned with more news.