Jim McIngvale, the Houston-based owner of Gallery Furniture who is better known as “Mattress Mack,” has placed another massive wager on the Astros to win the 2022 World Series.
This time, Mack has laid $10 million on the Houston Astros to beat the Philadelphia Phillies across several bets. If Houston is victorious, Mattress Mack will have won the biggest sports betting payout of all time – a staggering $75 million.
Mattress Mack is already a member of our sports betting hall of fame and is poised to continue to improve his standing among the all-time great gamblers based on his business practices.
This particular wager, however, places Mack among the elite sports bettors to ever walk the earth, as his potential earnings will be the biggest payout in recorded history.
Something to consider – Mack is a routine loser when it comes to betting on the World Series. Just last year, Mack wagered $2 million betting on the Astros to win it all, only to have them drop the series to the Atlanta Braves.
We’ve been tracking Mack’s wagers for the past few years, and there’s no doubt about it – he loses more often than he wins.
So, why does Mack continue to place such risky, high-dollar bets that don’t pan out?
These wagers are all part of promotions that Mack runs at his Gallery Furniture stores. The gist is that if his customers purchase a mattress that is above a certain cost threshold during the promotional period, they will be eligible to receive their money back if Mack’s wager is successful.
For the 2022 World Series, Mack has offered to double the money back to eligible mattress buyers. This caveat will cut more deeply into his historic payout but won’t completely negate the gains from his massive Astros bet.
“When you purchase a Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, or Sealy mattress sleep set priced at $3,000 or more, and if the Houston Astros win it all in the 2022 final championship series, your purchase is FREE!” Gallery Furniture’s website read. “Join us at any Gallery Furniture showroom TODAY make your qualifying mattress purchase for the chance to get it all FREE FREE FREE!”
Mattress Mack’s 2022 World Series Promotion
The Houston Astros are now the odds-on favorite to win the World Series at MLB betting sites, but that wasn’t the case for most of the season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers were the team to beat until they lost to the San Diego Padres in the playoffs.
2022 World Series Prices
- Houston Astros -175
- Philadelphia Phillies +145
The Astros moneyline of -175 roughly converts into a 64% chance of winning the World Series, and Game 1 betting lines are favoring Houston to take an early series lead.
It may be too late for online gamblers to get in on Mack’s free mattress promotion, but readers can still lay some action on the Astros or the Phillies to win the World Series and win a cash payout.
The online sportsbooks that we endorse here at SBL are taking MLB bets on the World Series right now and will continue to do so through the ninth inning of the final game.
Source – CBS Sports