There’s a lot of buzz coming from the Scarlet Pearl Casino’s Sportsbook in D’Iberville as the Houston Astros advance to the World Series to take on the Washington Nationals. Jose Altuve lifted his team to victory with a two-run walk-off home run to centerfield. Now, the attention and interest is on Astros’ fan Jim McIngvale, also known as Mattress Mack. Mack placed a $3.5 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series. Sportsbook Supervisor Nikki McGowan tells News 25 this bet just adds to an electric atmosphere at the Scarlet Pearl during the World Series. “Interest will be high. There’s a lot of buzz going around here. We are happy to work with Mattress Mack. We are all here together to wait for the very exciting outcome. We always hope to bring that in. We are a casino. That’s what we offer is gambling, so taking wagers like that, that’s the business we are in.” Game one of the seven game World Series starts tomorrow. If the Astros win, Mattress Mack’s bet will payout $11.2 million.

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