This Dude Just Put $3.5 Million On The Astros To Win The World Series


by Tommy Gimler

100 bucks on Houston to win the World Series will net the average bettor 220 clams if it comes to fruition.

But if the Astros claim their second title in three years, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale will pocket a cool $7.7 million.

That’s because the Houston furniture god placed one of the largest wagers of all time at an American bookmaker yesterday when he waltzed into the Scarlet Pearl in Biloxi, Mississippi and gave them $3.5 million in exchange for a slip of paper that read “Houston +220.”

According to ESPN, that’s a shit ton of money. Here’s what else the four-letter had to say about how everything went down:

McIngvale wired the $3.5 million to the Scarlet Pearl on Monday and flew from Houston to Biloxi. He said Tuesday that the betting slip was in his pocket and joked that he’d probably keep it in his wallet, “which is secured by a bunch of rubber bands.”

McIngvale also recently placed a $200,000 World Series bet on the Astros +250 at the South Point in Las Vegas and has additional wagers for undisclosed amounts with Nevada bookmakers Caesars, MGM, Treasure Island and Circa Sports. He’s shopping around for more, too.

McIngvale’s $3.5 million wager at the Scarlet Pearl is nearly equal to how much was bet on baseball at Mississippi sportsbooks in the months of June, July and August combined.

Well, I think I speak for everybody when I say that hopefully Jim’s family and friends will hide all of his guns before he gets back to Texas just in case…

Wait, there’s more: Miami Dolphins Vendor Arrested After Having The Stones To Charge Fan $724 For Two Beers

You have got to see this shit:

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