• Mattress Mack, a furniture salesman in the Houston area, had bet about $ 13 million on the Houston Astros. The winnings would have allowed him to cover his losses during a furniture promotion he had organized in parallel with the aspirations of the team in the world series.
  • He spent most of last month traveling the country to various sports bets, placing bets.
  • But losing all this money will prevent him from doing it again?

For weeks, baseball fans have heard of a furniture salesman in Houston. He goes through "Mattress Mack", but his first name is Jim McIngvale. Before the playoffs and throughout the playoffs, Mattress Mack became a little crazy by placing bets on his home team, the Houston Astros, to win the World Series.

He started betting around $ 10 million, but at one point he lost track of how much money he had won on the series. In the end, he had bet more than $ 13 million.

So, when Yuli Gurriel gave the team an individual lead at the end of the second, he was happy:

But when his team lost four points before the start of the ninth, not so much:

It was not because he was about to lose more than $ 13 million. No, he did not worry too much about it. The bets were placed in the hope of covering his losses when promoting his furniture. If the Astros had won, he would have been entitled to repayments of over $ 20 million.

But he would have won about $ 25 million of his bets.

"I hope the Astros have won because all satisfied customers would tell their friends about the mattresses they would receive over the next 20 years," he said, via Texas Sports Nation. "It's all about customers."

But would the Mack mattress do it again?

Since the seventh game, he has talked to several members of the media about how he felt during the match. Everyone wanted to know if he would do it again:

According to McIngvale, his wife does not usually play when he organizes such promotions. But this time she did it. He told a local media that after the sixth Astros defeat, she was not happy and told him:

"I have $ 2 million. Let's put it on the Astros, and I replied, "Now you get the program."

With the potential of the city's NFL team, Houston Texans have, or perhaps that of the NBA Rockets, his next promotion could take place as soon as possible.


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