RunHappy’s Mattress Mack’s Super Bowl Wager

Texas furniture salesman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has placed a record-setting bet of more than $4.5 million on a Super Bowl LVI win for the Cincinnati Bengals over the Los Angeles Rams…

To make the bet legally, McIngvale drove from Texas to Louisiana, which officially launched legal mobile sports betting on Jan. 28.

“They were very accommodating and made it easy for me,” he explained. “The rest of them wanted you to bet smaller amounts and every time you bet, they lower the odds. So Caesars is a grown person’s gambling place.”

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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