We’re hearing that the continuation of the World Series will be cancelled tonight. And whatever happens, when or if they ever play another game, if you placed a bet on the Phillies to win last night you’re in good shape:
Fanhouse: If you took a large sum of money to Las Vegas and placed it on the Phillies to win last night, well, life is looking pretty good for you. Actually, it’s looking pretty good no matter what the sum you bet, because Las Vegas is paying out all of the bets that were placed on Philadelphia (most of them at -170).
Confused? Of course you are. Fortunately, we have a sports book director to explain.
Las Vegas sports books are paying off Game 5 side bets on Philadelphia, which was about a minus-170 favourite. Wagers on totals and run-line bets are being refunded because rules stipulate that at least 8 1/2 innings must be played.
“We’re just following the regular baseball rules. This is a very common rule,” Las Vegas Hilton sports book director Jay Kornegay said. “We can’t make exceptions.
…And he’s dead on, too. The reality is that the Rays could win the game (although the entire series has already been tainted by Bud Selig’s stink) and whatever money various gamblers put on them to cover simply won’t pay off.
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