Everyone expected Manly to breeze past the Bulldogs yesterday, but the punter relying on the Sea Eagles to win 13+ for a $17,000 collect with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au had the foresight to cash out before the upset occurred.
The first four legs had already got up (Storm 13+, Roosters 1-12, Sharks 1-12 and Panthers 1-12) but the customer chose not to risk it all on Manly, and accepted a cash out offer of $9,119 instead of going for the $17,463.
Just as well they did because the Bulldogs got home 30-16 and the bet would have been worth zero.
“I reckon 99% of people would’ve let it ride on Manly 13+ given the way the Bulldogs have been going but the conservative approach has paid off on this occasion,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Classy Cash Out – NRL
$2.10 Knights v Storm – Storm 13+
$3.30 Roosters v Tigers – Roosters 1-12
$3.00 Cowboys v Sharks – Sharks 1-12
$4.20 Raiders v Panthers – Panthers 1-12
$2.00 Bulldogs v Sea Eagles – Sea Eagles 13+ (Cashed Out)