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 furniture that is houston-based owner traveled to Colorado to place the bet Wednesday, locking in his wager on DraftKings’ mobile sportsbook.

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

Speaking with Fox 26 this week, McIngvale said the multimillion-dollar wager forms part of a promotion for his furniture store, Gallery Furniture. He is offering to refund any mattress purchased over $3,000 if his bet wins.

The prolific sports gambler stands to earn more than $2.7m on the wager. Explaining how he picked the bet, he described Tampa Bay as a united team“loaded with skill.” He additionally labeled Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady as “the greatest football player of all of the right time.”

Brave bets 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 in the Houston Astros to win the global world Series. Again, the bet formed part of a Gallery Furniture promotion offering free $3,000 mattresses.

Mattress Mack placed the Houston Astros wager with four sportsbooks that are different across nj, Nevada, and Mississippi. He endured to win an overall total of $19m in profit. But, the Astros lost 6-2 towards the Washington Nationals that

In year January 2020, McIngvale continued his losing that is multimillion-dollar streak this time around wagering regarding the NFL. He destroyed $2m gambling against the Kansas City Chiefs in a period that is two-week. The $ that is first wager saw him right back their hometown group, the Houston Texans, before gambling another $1m in the Tennessee Titans seven days later.

Super Bowl LV temperature

According to analyze published by the United states Gaming Association on 23.2 million Americans plan to bet a total of $4.3bn on this year’s Super Bowl LV tuesday. Of those bettors, 7.6 million intend to wager online – an increase of 63% from 2019 levels. Respondents favored the Kansas City Chiefs, with 56% siding with the team that is missouri-based

As a direct result the Super Bowl’s appeal, we operators have observed some big wagers this season. Barstool Sports took to Twitter on Friday to announce a $150,000 bet put 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 year, sportsbook operators are also offering Sunday odds on poetry. Activist and Biden inauguration day poet Amanda Gorman will read a poem that is new the Super Bowl’s pre-show. The piece shall pay tribute to three Americans whose work during the pandemic has been inspiring. Sportsbooks are offering bets that are prop a number of aspects to her performance. Included in these are the word that is first, the size of the poem, and also the individual she mentions very first.

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