Return of ‘Mattress Mack’: Famed Sports Bettor Lumps $3.46m on Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV

Backing the Buccaneers

With the edition that is 55th of Super Bowl fast approaching, famed sports gambler Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale has his money on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

McIngvale placed a $ bet that is 3.46m Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay getting 3.5 points through the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s game. The Houston-based furniture shop owner traveled to Colorado to put the bet Wednesday, securing in their bet on DraftKings’ mobile sportsbook.

DraftKings posted a brief movie on its Twitter page showing Mattress Mack’s journey to Colorado:

Speaking with Fox 26 this week, McIngvale stated the multimillion-dollar wager types section of a promotion for their furniture shop, Gallery Furniture. He’s providing to refund any mattress bought over $3,000 if their bet wins.

The respected recreations gambler appears to earn much more than $2.7m in the bet. Describing exactly how he picked the bet, he described Tampa Bay as a united team“loaded with talent.” He also labeled Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady as “the greatest football player of all right time.”

Brave wagers and losses that are big*)McIngvale achieved notoriety for his multimillion-dollar sports bets, but these haven’t proved particularly successful. He first became well-known in 2019 after losing $11.6m betting on the Houston Astros to win the global world Series. Once more, the bet formed element of a Gallery Furniture advertising offering free $3,000 mattresses.

Mattress Mack put the Houston Astros bet with four sportsbooks that are different across New Jersey, Nevada, and Mississippi. He stood to win a total of $19m in profit. However, the Astros lost 6-2 to the Washington Nationals that

In year January 2020, McIngvale proceeded their losing that is multimillion-dollar streak this time wagering on the NFL. He lost $2m betting against the Kansas City Chiefs in a period that is two-week. The $ that is first wager saw him back his hometown team, the Houston Texans, before betting another $1m on the Tennessee Titans a week later.

Super Bowl LV fever

According to research posted by the American Gaming Association on 23.2 million Americans plan to bet a total of $4.3bn on this year’s Super Bowl LV tuesday. Of the bettors, 7.6 million want to wager on the web – a rise of 63% from 2019 amounts. Participants preferred the Kansas City Chiefs, with 56% siding aided by the team that is missouri-based

As a result of the Super Bowl’s popularity, a number of US operators have seen some large bets this year. Barstool Sports took to Twitter on Friday to announce a $150,000 wager placed through its sportsbook in Detroit, Michigan:

And on January 30, a mystery bettor reportedly placed a $ wager that is 2.3m Tampa Bay through BetMGM’s mobile sportsbook.

This 12 months, sportsbook operators will also be providing Sunday chances on poetry. Activist and Biden inauguration time poet Amanda Gorman will read a poem that is new the Super Bowl’s pre-show. The piece shall spend tribute to three People in the us whoever work through the pandemic was inspiring. Sportsbooks are offering bets that are prop a number of aspects to her performance. These include the word that is first, the size of the poem, therefore the individual she mentions very first.

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