Oakland needs to beat Denver as a 3½-point road underdog and needs the Texans to beat the Titans, Ravens to beat the Steelers and the Colts to beat the Jaguars.
His name is Jim McIngvale. He’s 68. A force of nature, furniture store owner, ‘huckster retailer’, ‘half-capitalist’, ‘half-social worker’ and a big-time gambler and Astros fan.
Mattress Mack didn’t get the Hollywood ending he wanted where he’d throw a party to refund $20 million to his customers after winning $25 million in wagers on the Houston Astros to win the World Series.
After Mattress Mack flew to Las Vegas on a private jet Monday to place $1.234 million in wagers on the Astros in Game 6, he went out for a $7.99 steak dinner at Ellis Island.
In perhaps the most impressive pick on the ticket, the bettor had to sweat out Alex de Minaur’s three-set ATP Tour win over Reilly Opelka in the Swiss Indoors Basel.
The Houston furniture store owner already has won $2.1 million in bets on the Astros in the playoffs, including $500,000 in Game 3, $500,000 in Game 4 and $135,000 in Game 5.
The Houston furniture store owner has wagered roughly $12 million to win $19 million on the Astros to win the World Series to hedge a potential $20 million loss on a promotion.
The Houston furniture store owner has placed $10 million in hedge bets to win $17 million to offset a potential $20 million loss on a free mattress-set promotion.
The Astros are minus 220 favorites over the Nationals (+190), who are 20-1 to win the World Series in four games. A grand slam is 40-1 to be first home run of Game 1.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale won more than $600,000 on money line bets placed on his hometown Astros in the American League Division Series.