Did Mattress Mack just curse the Bengals??
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, the Houston furniture salesman known to place giant bets on sports has done it once again. Mack placed the biggest single wager he’s ever placed.
On Thursday, Mack drove from Texas to Louisiana, pulled over at a gas station, logged onto his mobile betting account with Caesars Sportsbook and placed $4.5 million in bets on the underdog Cincinnati Bengals at +170 odds to upset the favored Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
If you’re wondering why he did that, it is currently not legal to place bets in Texas.
If the Bengals shocked the world, the bet would net $7.7 million.
Caesars Sportsbook said it was the second-largest bet the company has ever taken on the Super Bowl.
“The Joe Burrow magic is pulling fans in, especially in Louisiana with his college roots,” Ken Fuchs, head of sports at Caesars Sportsbook, said in a release. “With this $4.5 million bet on Joe and the Bengals, Mack will make history again.”
If Bengals fans are worried, then they should know that Mack bet $3.46 million on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3.5 on last year’s Super Bowl. As we saw, the Bucs dominated the Kansas City Chiefs from start to finish.
However, Mack has been on a dreaded cold streak that saw him lose $4.7 million in a week betting on football in January.
“I’ve always said that a setback is just a setup for a comeback,” McIngvale said.