Mattress Mack Places A Smooth $1 Million On Houston To Win March Madness

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Return of the Mack!

It has become a tradition in the realms of sports and sports betting that when teams from Houston are involved in championship chases, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale bets a crapload of money on them. And with March Madness approaching and the Houston Cougars being ranked No. 1 in the nation, we all know exactly what to expect.

Mattress Mack, an absolute legend in the Houston furniture game, has placed $1 million of his massive fortune on the Cougars to win the NCAA March Madness men’s college basketball tournament.

When he placed the bet on Caesars Sportsbook, Houston was at +750 odds, meaning that if the Cougars do win the national championship, Mack will earn a whopping $7.5 million.

Of course, he doesn’t have the best track record. In 2022, he lost $9.5 million betting on the Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI, and a year earlier, he blew $3.25 million on a wager that the Astros would win the World Series.

As for me, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is shut down here in Florida (at least temporarily), but the sports betting grind continues here in the Sunshine State through Hard Rock Bet. And quite frankly, this wager from Mattress Mack has me ready to rock and roll for March Madness.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not rollin’ like this guy, but I’m aiming to win a lot of money. To be honest, I’m on a revenge tour to take as much money as possible away from the Seminole Tribe (which owns Hard Rock Bet) over their role in pushing out DFS. (RELATED: Dalton Knecht Single-Handedly Outscores Auburn, 25-21, In Absolutely Insane Stretch To Pull Out Victory For Tennessee)

I was already loaded up with motivation and inspiration, but Mack just added a bit more fuel to that fire.