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"Mattress Mack" lost his bet on the World Series but it was a big win for Las Vegas sports books

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'Mattress Mack' lost his bet on the World Series but it was a big win for Las Vegas sports books

"Mattress Mack" lost his bet on the World Series but it was a big win for Las Vegas sports books

Mega wagers by a Houston businessman meant some local sports books could have been out of a ton of cash had the outcome been different.

CELEBRATING..ALMOST LOST.....A LOT MONEY.CARLA LOOK LIVE INTRO-- "LASVEGAS IS USED TO HIGH ROLLERSAND HUGE WAGERS ON ALL KINDS OFSPORTING EVENTS INCLUDING THEWORLD SERIES , BUT A HOUSTONBUSINESSMAN'S WAGER IS ACOMPLETELY DIFFERENT BALL GAMESO TO SPEAK FOR SOME LOCALSPORTS BOOKS." (FROM KTNVMATTRESS MACK IN DTE) TAKE SOTJIM "MATTRESS MACK" MCINGVALE:14 ANCHOR SAYS: ITS BECOME NOWYOU'RE NOT JUST A BUSINESSMAN, YOU ARE A FAN ,JIM.JIM SAYS: "I'M A HUGE ASTROSFAN AND THESE PEOPLE TELL ME ISHOULD HEDGE WITH MY WALLETINSTEAD I'M HEDGING WITH MYHEART." JIM MCINGVALE...KNOWNAFFECTIONATELY AS MATTRESS MACK...OWNS GALLERY FURNITURE INHOUSTON HE REPORTEDLY BET ASMUCH AS 12 MILLION DOLLARS ONHIS HOMETOWN TEAM AT DIFFERENTSPORTSBOOKS ACROSS THE COUNTRYTAKE SOT JIM "MATTRESS MACK"MCINGVALE :27 I'M ALL IN FORHOUSTON.I WAS IN LAS VEGAS BETTING MOREMONEY ON THE ASTROS LAST NIGHT.INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO HERE INLAS VEGAS.ONE OF THEM WAS CIRCA SPORTSBOOK AT THE GOLDEN GATE.TAKE SOT DEREK STEVENS/ CIRCASPORTS BOOK 25:26 I THINKEVERYONE OWES A TIP OF THE CAPTO UH MATTRESS MACK AND THEAMOUNT OF PUBLICITY HE GOT FORSPORTS WAGERING ANDPARTICULARLY FOR THE WORLDSERIES BET" MATTRESS MACK RANA PROMOTION AT HIS STOREOFFERING REFUNDS ON PURCHASESOF MORE THAN 3-THOUSAND DOLLARSIF THE ASTROS WON THE WORLDSERIES.PLACING BETS -- BECAUSE HECOULDN'T GET AN INSURANCEPOLICY TO COVER HIS POTENTIALLOSSES.BUT A WIN FOR MATTRESS MACKCOULD HAVE MEANT HUGES LOSSESFOR CIRCA AND OTHER VEGASSPORTS BOOKS.BUT WITH THE NATIONALSUPSETTING THE ASTROS STEVENSSAYS THE OUTCOME WAS BETTER FORLOCALS TAKE SOT DEREK STEVENS/CIRCA 26:13 REALLY WHAT IT DIDWAS INCREASED THE VOLUME OFWAGERING ON THIS YEARS PLAYOFFAND THIS YEAR'S WORLD SERIES SOUH YEAH AT THE END OF THE DAYWE NEEDED WASHINGTON TO WIN.SO WE DID OK." STEVENS SAYSTHIS WAS A RARE OCCASSION WHEREONE MAN'S BUSINESS IDEA MADE ANIMPACT ON AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY.TAKE SOT DEREK STEVENS/ CIRCA27:11 "HE'S A HECK OF A GOODPROMOTER AND I THINK HE SOLDMORE MATTRESSES BECAUSE OF THISPROMOTION AND WE ALL ENDED UPBEING A PART OF IT." CARLAWADE, 13 ACTION NEWS.M-G-M RESORTS SAYS IT EXPECTSTO ANNOUNCE A BUYER FOR THE




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