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