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Mattress Mack bets $2 million to win $22 million on Astros to win World Series this year

According to William Hill Sportsbook, it would be the biggest reported potential payout in U.S. sports betting history.
Credit: KHOU

HOUSTON — Mattress Mack has never been afraid to make a big splash when it comes to betting big on his hometown teams.

This year is no different. Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale put $2 million on the Astros to win the World Series this year at 10-1 odds. The payout would be $22 million.

He made the bet on Caesars Entertainment’s William Hill Indiana Sportsbook App.

It would be the biggest reported potential payout in U.S. sports betting history, according to William Hill Sportsbook.

“It’s very cool that William Hill took that large of a futures bet,” McIngvale said. “Kudos to William Hill for stepping up and taking that big bet. I’ve done a lot of bets with William Hill, and they’ve always been great to me. The execution has always been great.”

The Astros have the fifth-best odds, trailing the Dodgers (+360), White Sox (+700), Padres (+850) and Mets (+850). Before Wednesday's games, the Astros were tied for the second-best record in baseball.

“This is a potentially historic bet, and it’s one that we love to take,” said Eric Hession, Co-President of Sports for Caesars Entertainment. “We pride ourselves on our flexible limits in our sportsbooks and sports betting apps. This wager certainly makes baseball season a little more exciting for us, and we’re looking forward to seeing how that plays out.”

Here are some of the bets McIngvale has made:

2021 UH COUGARS: 'I’m ten toes down on Houston' | Mattress Mack bets $1M on UH to win men's NCAA Championship

2021 SUPER BOWL:

2019 ASTROS: 'Mattress Mack' loses more than $13 million as Astros fail to win World Series

2019 ASTROS: Mattress Mack covers his bases on Astros World Series promotion with $3.5M casino bet

2014 ASTROS: Mattress Mack to pay out after losing Astros bet