Mattress Mack is going to make a wager, although it might not be worth $ 5 million.
Tomorrow,??JimMattress Mack McIngvale, a dominant furniture shop owner in Texas, expects to place a??$1.5 million??wager online via the??FanDuel Sportsbook??app in??New Jersey.
As he has done elsewhere in the nation, McIngvale will wager about the Houston Astros to win the??World Series.
As such, his wager will become the online bet in the lifetime span of NJ sports gambling history.
Earlier this month, it was reported that a big bet exceeding??$5 million, was going to be set to win the??MLB??title.
According to documents there was a petition filed related to this sports gambling license in Meadowlands Racetrack??– FanDuel Sportsbooks land-based spouse — to take a large wager.
Speculation led that McIngvale was supporting the wager.
The furniture store owner has offered a refund to clients who invested at least??$3,000 when Houston wins the World Series. Contemplating his history of such promotions, it made sense he was behind the large wager.
Lately, McIngvale bankrolled a??$3.5 million??stake in??Mississippi, the largest single bet in state history, on the Astros to win the World Series. Should Houston pull it off, then that one bet would cover $11.2 million.
Mattress Mack put $200,000 at vegas for Houston to win the name, A week earlier. In addition, he made bets around town at sportsbooks.
McIngvale is clearly confident that the Astros will win their second championship in three years.
According to FanDuel, and sportsbooks that are legal, Houston stands like the favorite.
Houston sits in +220 to win at the World Series, followed closely with the??Los Angeles Dodgers??at??+280,
Aside from the??New York Yankees??at??+450, odds less than +1400 to win the league championship are not held by any other American League club.
At least the Dodgers will endure in the Astros way. Los Angeles has progressed to each of the past two World Series. Besides the San Francisco Giants in 2012, no group has won the world championship in 2000 in three years because the Yankees.
Per FanDuel, ahead of the??AL Wild Card match, here are the futures odds of winning the World Series: