Who said bookies aren't good people?
By mustang6560 on 7/26/12
SportsBettingOnline, an online betting website based in San Jose, Costa Rica, did something unusual following Ernie Els victory at The Open Championship - it refunded all of the bets placed on Adam Scott.
"With so many of the favorites including Woods not cashing, it was a good day for sportsbooks. But that wasn’t the case for those who dropped money on Scott," stated Dave Johnson, head oddsmaker for SportsBettingOnline.ag. "We feel it’s our duty to refund the players for taking such a bad beat. His collapse was historic and we know the bettors who had him must feel as awful as he does."
If I didn't know any better, I'd say this was a publicity stunt. And if so, mission accomplished - I'm writing about it on oob. But if it wasn't, I don't agree with the refund.

Why should Adam have to suffer alone? Had he won, all of the people who bet on him would have cashed in on a lot of money. If you are going to be able to reap the benefits of another's success, you should have to suffer the bad beats too. You can't have your cake and eat it to, right?

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
Mr_X says:
I love cake!
clevelandstever says:
Would they have refunded Red Sox betters after Buckner's error? I wonder if they will refund me if I bet on Penn State to win the National Championship next year, or if my team's WR drops a wide open touchdown pass at the end of regulation. Probably not.
gpickin says:
I bet they only did this because it wasn't a high dollar amount.
Like they said, Woods etc was their bulk. I'm sure they didn't lose much so might as well do something nice, and get some publicity and rope them in again for a BIGGER loss in the future.
bkuehn1952 says:
Wait a second. I was watching the Open and Scott had a 4 shot lead with four holes to go. He was obviously going to win so I turned off the TV. There is no way he didn't win the Open. Is this some sort of a joke???
dottomm says:
You almost had me there bKuehn!!!
snuffyword says:
I had bet against Adam Scott not winning. They didn't pay me because I refused to name a winner. Just kidding. But I did think that Adam was not going to be the Open Champ because I thought someone would catch fire in the final round. I didn't expect Adam to bogey the last four holes.
bobhooe says:
If Tiger caught him instead of Els I think it would be different
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