With the Super Bowl taking place at the world capital of gambling in Las Vegas later this month, we take a look at who Mattress Mack is and his biggest bet in NFL history.
Who Is Mattress Mack?
Sports betting is now legal in 38/50 states, so there has been no shortage of high stake bets on the NFL in the last few years and they tend to come in the biggest games of all.
There are some bettors who are more infamous than others, with ‘Mattress Mack’ a notorious player residing out of Texas who wagers in no small terms on his home teams in every sport.
Mattress Mack’s latest exploits came in the AFC Divisional match, as the 72-year-old had a $500,000 wager on his home team to beat the Baltimore Ravens on the road.
Unfortunately for Mack Baltimore were comfortable winners against 9.5 point underdogs Houston. The loss for the Texans meant the mattress store owner from Texas lost out on a potential $1.7million in winnings.
The largest wager on the NFL recorded from a leading sportsbook actually came from Mattress Mack, who put on a $4.5 million bet with Caesars Sportsbook for the Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI.
What’s more impressive about the bet is that the Texas resident already had $5 million riding on the Bengals, who at the time were +170 underdogs with most NFL bookmakers.
The only thing that wasn’t impressive about the bet was the result, as Cincinnati fell flat on the biggest stage against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
The Bengals were in the lead headed into the final quarter in 2022, but a final quarter touchdown from the Rams sealed Cincinnati’s fate along with Mattress Mack.
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale lost an eye-watering $9.5 million on the Super Bowl, making his loss the biggest single loser in NFL history.
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Author : Olly Taliku
Publish date : 2024-02-07 14:08:04
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