Furniture Store Owner Places $3.5 Million World Series Bet on Astros
Furniture Store Owner Places
$3.5 Million World Series Bet on Astros
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston,
Placed the bet at the DraftKings sportsbook
at Scarlet Pearl casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
I think it's the biggest [bet] that's ever happened in Mississippi.
, Matt Kalish, DraftKings co-founder, via statement.
The bet would pay out $7.7 million if the
Houston Astros win the World Series.
I'm just amazed how much DraftKings and Scarlet Pearl took, and they didn't blink an eye.
That's pretty rare in the sports betting business in the
, Jim McIngvale, via statement.
The $3.5 million is almost equivalent to the
total bet at Mississippi sportsbooks in
June, July and August combined.
McIngvale placed a $200,000 World Series
bet on the Astros in Las Vegas as well.
McIngvale has been in touch with several sportsbooks in New Jersey about making another large bet.