Bookie pays out $764,000 on Losing Bets

Posted by on 13/6/2017
Filled in: Betting News

Everyone else may hate Collingwood, but online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has looked after punters who backed the Pies in their loss to Melbourne by paying out their head to head bets as winners.

  • Sportsbet’s 24UP AFL promotion pays out on any team that gets out to a 24 point lead
  • 5,283 punters who backed Collingwood were paid $764,869 before Demons’ comeback win

The bookies’ 24 Up promotion meant as soon as the Magpies got out to a 24 point lead, they were declared winners. That meant a total of $764,000 went straight into the accounts of more than 5,000 customers.

Of course, everyone who backed Melbourne were also paid out after they came from 27 points down to record a four point victory.

“Everyone’s a winner after that stirring comeback from the Dees. Well, everyone except us but that’s fine,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.