• Mattress Mack, a Houston-area furnishings salesman, had round $13 million in bets on the Houston Astros. The winnings would have lined his losses in a furnishings promotion he ran together with the group’s World Series aspirations.
  • He spent a lot of the final month flying across the nation to numerous sportsbooks, putting bets.
  • But will dropping all of that cash hold him from doing it once more?

For weeks, baseball followers have been listening to a few furnishings salesman in Houston. He goes by ‘Mattress Mack,’ however his given identify is Jim McIngvale. Before the postseason started and all through the playoffs, Mattress Mack went somewhat loopy, putting bets on his native group, the Houston Astros, to win the World Series.

He initially set out to bet around $10 million however at one level stated he had lost track of how a lot cash he had driving on the Series. In the tip, he had over $13 million wagered.

So, when Yuli Gurriel put the group forward with a solo dwelling run within the backside of the second, he was joyful:

But when his group was down 4 heading into the underside of the ninth, not a lot:

It wasn’t as a result of he was about to lose over $13 million, although. No, he wasn’t fearful an excessive amount of about that. The bets had been positioned with the hopes they might cowl his losses from his furnishings promotion. Had the Astros received, he would have been on the hook for $20+ million in refunds.

But he would have received about $25 million from his wagers.

“I wish the Astros had won because all the happy customers would tell their friends for the next 20 years about the mattress they got,” he stated, through Texas Sports Nation. “It’s all about the customers.”

But Would Mattress Mack Do It Again?

Since Game Seven, he has talked with a number of members of the media about how he felt throughout the recreation. Everyone wished to know if he would do it yet again:

According to McIngvale, his spouse often doesn’t get in on the betting enjoyable when he runs these sorts of promotions. But this time she did.  He instructed a neighborhood media outlet that after the Astros misplaced Game Six, she was not joyful and instructed him:

“I’ve received $2 million. Let’s guess it on the Astros,’ and I stated, ‘Now you’re getting with this system.’ “

With the potential town’s NFL group, the Houston Texans have, or perhaps its NBA group, the Rockets, his subsequent promotion is likely to be coming sooner relatively than later.


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