HOUSTON — The Bengals didn’t win the Super Bowl on Sunday and that means Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale's bets didn't hit, either.
McIngvale bet a total of $9.5 million on the Bengals to beat the Los Angeles Rams, according to reports.
He’s lost more than $15 million on bets recently, but he told CNN over the phone that he’s not ready yet to quit.
“Well, since our customer traffic tripled, it’s probably a pretty good marketing opportunity,” he said. “Yesterday, we had so many deliveries we couldn’t deliver any more furniture. We sold $1 million worth of furniture. People picked it up in their pickup trucks, which is absolutely unheard of.”
If the Rams had lost, McIngvale would have gotten more than a $16 million payout and Gallery Furniture customers who spent $3,000 or more on certain items would have gotten their money back.