Mattress Mack bets bring local hype to World Series

When it comes to the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, Mattress Mack helped localize that story for us.

Starting with his initial $3.5 million wager on his hometown Astros to win the fall classic back at the start of the post-season. Since that time, Mr. Mack has pressed that bet several times, capped off by a $700,000 ticket placed this afternoon.

All in all, Mack now has $6.2 million riding on the outcome of tonight’s winner-take-all game seven, all at the Scarlet Pearl Sports Book in D’Iberville.

Even though he wasn’t in attendance for tonight’s showdown, his all-in gambling approach has captivated sports fans from all over to be a part of history in the form of the largest ever sports bet in the state of Mississippi. Scarlet Pearl CEO LuAnn Pappas said, “Well, it’s a mixed bag. We call it Sophie’s choice, though. And I think a lot of people feel the same way. If you’re going to do this with your heart, you’re going to bet with Mattress Mack because of what he does. I mean tonight, he’s got over 100 children with cancer at the game tonight. Last night, it was over 100 veterans at the game. If I’m going to bet with my head or anyone else’s, you’re going to say I want to win the bet.”

New Orleans resident Greg Miranda is rooting for the Astros. He said, “It’s very exciting. It’s very exciting because the casino is the only one that took this bet at the Scarlet Pearl. And I’m enjoying to be in the company of the Scarlet Pearl to watch it in action. Live.”

Florida resident Carol Gettig is rooting for the Nationals. She said, “It’s a lot of money. It’s almost hard to imagine. I’m a very small bettor. So it becomes hard to even comprehend it. So we’re hoping that no matter no matter who wins, everybody benefits and has a good time.”

As for Mattress Mack, if the Astros win, he’ll take home more than $15 million including his original $6.2 million.

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