Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has reacted swiftly to news that Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin are the joint 2012 Brownlow Medallists by paying out nearly one million dollars to customers who backed the pair four years ago.
Exactly 10,751 people have had their accounts credited to the tune of $1.07 million as a result of the AFL’s announcement.
The winnings have been paid as bonus bets.
“Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell are the winners of the 2012 Brownlow Medal so why wouldn’t you pay out on them as winners? We feel it’s the right thing to do,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
2012 Brownlow Payout details
Total amount paid out: $1.07 million
Total customers receiving payout: 10,751