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Furniture Store Owner Places $3.5 Million World Series Bet on Astros
2nd October, 19:30Furniture Store Owner Places $3.5 Million World Series Bet on Astros .
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture in Houston, .
Placed the bet at the DraftKings sportsbook at Scarlet Pearl casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
I think it's the biggest [bet] that's ever happened in Mississippi.
, Matt Kalish, DraftKings co-founder, via statement.
The bet would pay out $7.7 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series.
I'm just amazed how much DraftKings and Scarlet Pearl took, and they didn't blink an eye.
That's pretty rare in the sports betting business in the United States.
, Jim McIngvale, via statement.
The $3.5 million is almost equivalent to the total bet at Mississippi sportsbooks in June, July and August combined.
McIngvale placed a $200,000 World Series bet on the Astros in Las Vegas as well.
McIngvale has been in touch with several sportsbooks in New Jersey about making another large bet.