Astros fan putting millions on his team to win World Series
By WAYNE PARRY
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is.
Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to put down at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday.
That’s after wagering $3.5 million on the ‘Stros in Mississippi earlier this week.
FanDuel says it will take McIngvale’s bet online.
McIngvale says he’s a huge Astros fan who has bet millions in previous years on his team.
He tells The Associated Press he’ll bet “as much as I can” on the Astros in New Jersey.
The bets could offset potential liability his store might have from a promotion that refunds mattress customers their money if the Astros win the World Series.
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