While people are still debating whether the New England Patriots are for real, the owner of the Gallery Furniture chain Jim McIngvale “Mattress Mack” has placed a substantial wager on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl:
70-year-old mattress store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale feels more alive and kicking than ever. His latest $2 million wager on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl in February of 2022 is yet further proof of his thirst for adrenaline-pumping betting experience.
Mattress Mack placed two incredible wagers for a grand total of $2 million on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. The wagers were made last Thursday, the day when the Pats managed to defeat Atlanta and continue their winning streak on their fifth straight game.
The bets were placed with theScore Bet, which took a smaller $750,000 wager, and Barstool Sportsbook, where Mack placed a $1.25 million bet. The sportsbooks are officially owned by Penn National Gaming, and they both had the Patriots at +2300 odds. Now, it’s all up to Bill Belichick and his team to win the seventh Super Bowl and bring Mack a mind-boggling 8-figure return, on top of the $2 million that he wagered. He could win a staggering $46 million, which would be one of the biggest payouts in the history of sports betting in the US.
This guy, “Mattress Mack” as I guess he’s called, is from Houston, so it’s not as if he’s just some rich Boston homer.
However, he does use his sports betting to promote his stores, however. Last year, he bet big on the Astros to win the World Series, and offered customers who purchased luxury mattresses (those costing $3,000+) a 100% cash back if the Astros won the World Series. So he was hedging, and also uses his big bets to promote his business.
Still, though, it just goes to show you how seriously people are taking the Patriots now.