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Betting in US-Astros World Series win pays ‘Mattress Mack’ $75 million salary

Betting in US: “Mattress Mack” Jim McQuale got a big hit as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series on Saturday night.
Mc Kingvale won $75 million in bets on the Astros to win the title. This was the largest amount in legal sports betting in US history. He bet with several sportsbooks to pull out a total of $10 million in cash.
In May, $3 million was placed at 10-to-1 odds by Caesars Sportsbook. He won $2 million at Bet MGM, $2 million at Barstool Sports, and $1 million each at Wynn, Unibet and Betfred.

Jim McIngvale celebrates after the Astros defeat the Phillies at Minute Maid Park on Nov. 5, 2022,
Jim McIngvale celebrates after the Astros defeat the Phillies at Minute Maid Park on Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston, Texas. (Harry How/Getty Images / Getty Images)

“I have no fear in me,” he said Tuesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “I have a high tolerance for risk. If I lose, there’s always another day.”

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