This year is no different. Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has $3.3 million total on the Astros to win the World Series. His payout would be $36 million. The Astros have already advanced to the World Series and will play either the Dodgers or Braves.
In June, he made $2M of the the bet on Caesars Entertainment’s William Hill Indiana Sportsbook App.
“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.”
“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 SUPER BOWL:
2014 ASTROS: Mattress Mack to pay out after losing Astros bet