Advertisement

Giants legend Eli Manning just keeps winning, hits big at the casino

Legendary New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning has earned another big win, this time in the casino.

The best quarterback in Giants history has continued what feels like his lifelong hot streak. Following an amazing playing career, Manning has earned a gig pairing with his brother Peyton for “Monday Night Football” with ESPN and a multitude of other positions — some in media and some with the Giants.

But the success has not stopped there as Manning reportedly had in excess of $40,000 in chips at the craps table and was winning big at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida last Thursday night.

From TMZ Sports:

One witness tells us … Manning showed up before 9:30 PM and stayed past 2:30 AM — albeit with a short break for food at some point — seemingly raking in cash throughout the evening.

In fact, in video we obtained, you can see that after one run in particular … he celebrated like a madman, high-fiving his tablemates before sharing a huge embrace with one of his pals.

There is obviously some skill when it comes to gambling, but specifically in craps there is also a whole lot of luck. Those two features are something that Manning has definitely had on his side when it comes to football.

In terms of luck, the quarterback was able to beat the GOAT of football, Tom Brady, twice in the Super Bowl — one of them happening because of a prayer pass to David Tyree that was caught with the help of his helmet.

Injury luck was also on Manning’s side as he was third all-time in consecutive quarterback starts with 222.

However, this is not to undermine Manning’s personal skill and hard work as he kept himself in shape and made amazing plays (one of which is arguably the best pass in Super Bowl history, a throw to Mario Manningham) in both Super Bowls to defeat Brady.

Because of all of his hard work and skill, Manning finished his career with one of the best resumes of all time. The Ole Miss product finished as a two-time Super Bowl MVP and in the top 10 in passing yards and touchdowns, along with four Pro Bowl nominations.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire