The Las Vegas professional sports gambler needs $58,485 to top the total of $2,520,700 won by Ken Jennings during his 74-game winning streak in 2004.
James Holzhauer acknowledged that luck has played a big role in his “Jeopardy!” winning streak, and that he didn’t know the answers to numerous Daily Doubles fielded by other contestants.
Contestants or proxies still must be in Nevada to submit their plays, and every entry must register in person.
The 34-year-old now has won $2,382,583 and is only $138,117 away from Jennings’ all-time regular-play earnings mark.
Public money helped the number settle back at Toronto minus-1 at the Westgate sportsbook and most other books. A few books had moved the game to pick.
The Westgate and South Point sportsbooks each have posted national title props pitting Clemson and Alabama against the field, with the two powers minus 170 favorites.
The new horse racing track in Prescott Valley, Arizona, which has a small-town feel but an A-list team calling the shots, runs its inaugural meet through Labor Day.
With his 30th win and another $69,033 on Wednesday, James Holzhauer continued to gain ground on “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings.
Golden State opened as a 1-point favorite over Toronto at the Westgate sportsbook before wiseguy action made the Raptors 1-point favorites for Thursday’s game.
If James Holzhauer reverts to averaging nearly $78 thousand per game, he will surpass Ken Jennings’ total on Monday’s program.