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'Mattress Mack' Bet $10 Million On Astros To Win World Series

 
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'Mattress Mack' Bet $10 Million On Astros To Win World Series
(ZeroHedge) A Houston businessman has placed a total of $10 million in bets on the Astros to win the World Series. He says his wagers carry an average payout of 7.5-to-1, which means a Houston championship would bring him $75 million -- if the Astros can overcome their current deficit to the upstart Philadelphia Phillies.

That would be the largest haul in sports betting history, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, the 71-year-old owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, is famed for making enormous sports bets that hedge his sports-linked furniture promotions.

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Who?
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And he is gonna lose his ass.. LOL
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Oh how funny so he is still around after all these years!
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Oh how funny so he is still around after all these years!
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He is always involved in large charity events in the Houston area....

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Good dude
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Oh how funny so he is still around after all these years!
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How the hell did he get 7.5 to 1 odds. Aren't the Astros the favorite to win?

They had one of the best records in baseball (behind my Dodgers of course) and the Phillies barely squeaked in. How the hell is this guy getting 7.5 to 1 odds. I wouldn't even think the odds would be that high for the phillies to win.
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How the hell did he get 7.5 to 1 odds. Aren't the Astros the favorite to win?

They had one of the best records in baseball (behind my Dodgers of course) and the Phillies barely squeaked in. How the hell is this guy getting 7.5 to 1 odds. I wouldn't even think the odds would be that high for the phillies to win.
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Did he place the bet at the beginning of the season or something?
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How the hell did he get 7.5 to 1 odds. Aren't the Astros the favorite to win?

They had one of the best records in baseball (behind my Dodgers of course) and the Phillies barely squeaked in. How the hell is this guy getting 7.5 to 1 odds. I wouldn't even think the odds would be that high for the phillies to win.
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Did he place the bet at the beginning of the season or something?
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He does it every year, so it's very likely the bet was placed at that time.
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i worked in the casino industry during the 49ers heyday with joe montana.


there was an older dude from SF that would come to town on weekends a plunk at least $100,000 on the niners and then watch from the sports book lounge. that was a pretty tense environment at times.

$10 million to win 7.5?

seems like there is better bang for your buck out there...or something more constructive to do with that kind of money.

hard to fathom for me....except for the adrenaline rush

on a couple of occasions i have bet $500 on single hands of blackjack...but only after i was a couple grand up and playing with house money. it was a very weird feeling...not exactly pleasant but exciting...like falling or flying.
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
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Looks like Phillies fans have turned over a new leaf! Or he just found one of the few decent ones!
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How good of friends is he with Nancy Pelosi?
Maybe she has branched out from greatest stock market player of all time to sports betting.
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Looks like Phillies fans have turned over a new leaf! Or he just found one of the few decent ones!
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and of course the guy is from new jersey!


lmao


so, disgusting and surreal. the newscast could be mistaken for satire.
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that guy has a heart of gold. he does plenty of
charity around houston, too.
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.

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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.
 Quoting: T3OTWAWKI


Go check odds on placing a bet right now for the Cubs to win the 2023 world series. We will wait..
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.
 Quoting: T3OTWAWKI


that doesnt make sense - to make it to the world series you have to be a good team and beat other good teams along the way

so how can the odds be 100 to 1 against you if you are already in the world series ??
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.
 Quoting: T3OTWAWKI


that doesnt make sense - to make it to the world series you have to be a good team and beat other good teams along the way

so how can the odds be 100 to 1 against you if you are already in the world series ??
 Quoting: bavaria777


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Thought this was an Allison/Keith thread..
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.
 Quoting: T3OTWAWKI


that doesnt make sense - to make it to the world series you have to be a good team and beat other good teams along the way

so how can the odds be 100 to 1 against you if you are already in the world series ??
 Quoting: bavaria777


I can place a bet right now for any team that has been struggling for 20 years to win the world series in 2023 and get those odds
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How do you get 7.5 to 1 odds for Astros to win? Maybe if the best was placed before the season started, but they were the favorites to win the series from later in the season.
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in the movie back to the future part 2

the old guy by the clock tower says he wishes he had bet on the Cubs to win the world series (which they did win in the movie in 2015) -

MARTY: Wait a minute...Cubs win World Series...against Miami?

OLD GUY: Yeah, something huh? Who would have thought? 100 to 1 shot.


how can a team that made it to the world series be 100 to 1 odds????
 Quoting: bavaria777


Because of the Curse of the Bambino. It looked as if the curse would never be broken and odds reflected that.
 Quoting: T3OTWAWKI


that doesnt make sense - to make it to the world series you have to be a good team and beat other good teams along the way

so how can the odds be 100 to 1 against you if you are already in the world series ??
 Quoting: bavaria777


I know some people that had bets on the Phillies to win the NL at 40 to 1 odds. They fell to 7 or 8 games under .500 after about 50 games and were huge value then. All about the timing.
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He gets $75 million if the Astros win. He has been putting big bets on our sports teams for several years now. He gives furniture away for free if those teams win. If they do the winnings offset the giveaways. If he does not win the increase in business offsets the bet.
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He gets $75 million if the Astros win. He has been putting big bets on our sports teams for several years now. He gives furniture away for free if those teams win. If they do the winnings offset the giveaways. If he does not win the increase in business offsets the bet.
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Mattress Mack uses the sales from his mattress promotions as a hedge against potential losses, so whatever the outcome, Mack comes out a winner.

in 2021 - bet slips Mack posted on Twitter, he bet $3 million on the Astros to win at ten-to-one odds, plus another $350,000 when the club was an even longer shot to take it all, through Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings, and theScore.
Add it all up, and Mack’s $3.35 million in bets could net him $35.6 million in winnings.
If the Astros win, as long as he isn’t giving away $35.6 million worth of mattresses, he comes away making a profit.
If the Astros lose it, then as long as the new customers the promotion brought in purchase at least $3.35 million worth of mattresses, he’s also still a winner.
In other words, any number of mattresses sold with an overall value between $3.35 million and $35.6 million make Mack a winner.
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Oh how funny so he is still around after all these years!
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A couple of years ago I had been near the 610 loop and I-45 in Houston and i got stuck in a massive traffic backup. So I decide to hop through parking lots to try to get up to a clear road.

Find myself cutting through the back of one of his furniture stores and I get about halfway through the back and a door fly’s open and this skinny old guy comes running… literally… out flinging his arms, screaming at me about something and pointing back to where I had just been.

I just kept on going and got on thru.

We were watching TV later that day and there he was…. Mattress Mack… on the news. And I thought he was the janitor.

Wish I would have stopped…. I could of had a good story about getting chewed out by mattress Mack himself.
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Houstonian here. Mattress Mack is a legend and I dated his daughter in High School (Westfield)





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