McIngvale, an Astros fan, earned the moniker as the proprietor of the Gallery Furniture chain in Houston. McIngvale is a legendary sports bettor known for making six- and seven-figure bets in Las Vegas. He has won many of them, but none as big as what he’s attempting now.
McIngvale placed several seven-figure bets on the Astros to win the World Series, with odds from 10-to-1 to 5-to-1, according to the Houston Chronicle. That means if the Astros win the Series, which they’re favored to do, McIngvale will earn an eight-figure payday.
It would be the most significant gambling win in history.
Mattress Mack is 4 wins away from winning $75 million on the Astros.
It would be the largest recorded payout in legal sports betting history. pic.twitter.com/CQznfQGWgD
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) October 24, 2022
“Mattress Mack is 4 wins away from winning $75 million on the Astros. It would be the largest recorded payout in legal sports betting history,” Action Network tweeted.
Game 1 of the World Series is Friday night, with the Astros hosting the Phillies. The Astros are listed as -185 favorites in the series, meaning a bettor would have to stake $185 to win $100. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 p.m. Joe Davis and Jon Smoltz will be in the booth for Fox, with Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Frank Thomas serving as pregame analysts.