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.