The world of gambling has been shaken by the sudden death of a gambler who bet on the outcomes of sporting events.
Scott Rochlin, a 29-year-old from Los Angeles, was found dead at a friend’s house on Monday, less than a week after the release of the NFL’s “Election Countdown” live-streamed by his fiancee.
Rochlin had bet on football games, the NBA, the MLB, the NHL, the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NFL Playoffs.
He won $3.2 million when the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
His winning streak was extended to seven games on Dec. 2, a streak that ended when the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 6.
Rolings, a native of Chicago, was a member of the Chicago Fire soccer team and was married to his fiance, Jessica Pimentel.
He was a fan of Major League Soccer, the Chicago Bears, the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rozings was known for his deep love of gambling, but it was his love for football that drew his attention.
He bought tickets to the Super Bowl and attended Super Bowl XLVIII in Pasadena, California.
He had bet $2 million on football when the Bears beat the Steelers in the 2013 NFC Championship game, but he was not a big fan of football.
He said he would rather go to the bar and gamble on the game.
“Scott was a very good guy and very generous,” his fiance said in a statement released by the Chicago-based law firm Greenberg Traurig, which represented him.
“I want to thank all of his friends, fans, employees and all of those who have cared for him.
He will be missed.”
Rochlins death comes less than three weeks after another man was found shot to death in his Los Angeles home.
He had bet over $2.4 million on the NFL games, MLB playoffs and NBA finals.
The man was identified as Ryan Lee Harris.
Rohlers family said in an Instagram post that he was “a good person, loving, caring and always willing to help others.
He loved the game of football, and he always wanted to win.”
Rolers family said the funeral will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Burbank.