Mattress Mack is discreetly strategizing as a crucial Game 7 approaches in the ALCS. This game is between his favorite team, the Houston Astros, and the guest team, the Texas Rangers.
Mack conveyed, "Deep secret," in response to Darren Rovell of Action Network when the latter inquired about the amount Mack had put in and the potential earnings he could garner.
Last year, Mack openly celebrated his win, showcasing briefcases filled with cash. He secured a hefty sum of $75 million, setting a new record in the legal sports betting industry.
This year, the situation is unlike before for the 72-year-old. Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, whether due to financial reasons or a desire for less public focus, is keeping his strategies very private.
Mack placed bets totaling $6.9 million in legal betting venues last week, hoping the Astros would clinch the World Series. If they won, he stood to gain $43.4 million. A notable chunk of these bets was made at Caesars Sportsbook.
Rovell has increased his investment to a total of $7.9 million. If successful, he could earn a substantial return of $50.9 million.
Mattress Mack was seen carrying a wheelbarrow full of cash following his successful bet on the Astros in the previous season.
– Spring training: bet of $1.9 million at Caesars Sportsbook with odds of +600. If he wins, he'll get $11.4 million. – On September 15, he bet $2 million at DraftKings, with odds of +600. A win here would earn him $12 million. –On September 27, he bet $1 million at Caesars Sportsbook, the odds of +1100, promising a return of $11 million if he wins. – Before the ALDS, he made a bet of $2 million, the odds of +450, and a successful bet would get him $9 million. The book where he made this bet is not mentioned. – When the Astros were trailing 2-0 in the ALCS, he placed another bet, this time of $1 million. With odds of +750 at the FanDuel Sportsbook, he stands to win $7.5 million if his prediction comes true.
On Monday, in Houston, the Astros will play against former Mets star, Max Scherzer, in Game 7. Mack is anxiously awaiting the game, hoping to witness another memorable postseason event amidst a lively audience.