Sportsbet 40+ disposals saga

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There is some serious cringe going on on that twitter page. They might be able to push hard enough to gain some form of compensation but there is no chance of having the bets paid. Sportsbet would’ve seriously considered things before voiding. For example if their biggest VIP down $10 million places the same bet as a brand new account, they have to void both bets regardless. They either void or pay every bet on the market, there is no picking and choosing.

I suspect this will go the same way as Melbourne cup day last year, and Sportsbet ignore it until it goes away.
 

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Hamingja

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$9 million / 2,000 = $4,500. That's a pretty big amount. Were they able to multi "40+ disposal - no" for every game or something. What would the odds usually be for that market on an average game.
 

X_box_X

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This will go the same way as a multi I had in 2013.

I got odds between $7 and $8 for the option "Player who wins first set will win match" for all four legs of Tennis matches of a tournament played in Belgium. Odds of $3584. The bet was a winner, but my $10 multi was voided, as were my single bets involving those markets.

I fought and fought to no avail. I pursued avenues by speaking to the CEO of Centrebet, the Prime Minister of Belgium, the President of the ATP and the Dalai Lama, and I still didn't get my $40,000.
 

rwandandream

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Sportsbet are flogs, but gonna have to side with them on this one. Clear and obvious error imo.

2015-2019 (Regular Season only)
Zero Players get 40 disposals in a round - 34/102 or $3.00
>0 players get 40 disposals in a round - 68/102 or $1.50

People were getting $150 odds were they not?
 

Papa Juggs

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This isn't a saga.

This is a whole bunch of punters that all communicated the same error in the odds through social media.

Betting agencies have rules about errors to protect themselves for this exact thing.

They will quite easily be able to prove in a court of law that the actual odds of no player getting 40 touches in a round is much lower than 150/1.
 

Trucker Tiger

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This isn't a saga.

This is a whole bunch of punters that all communicated the same error in the odds through social media.

Betting agencies have rules about errors to protect themselves for this exact thing.

They will quite easily be able to prove in a court of law that the actual odds of no player getting 40 touches in a round is much lower than 150/1.
Did they offer 150-1?
 

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Jugada

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Were the bets voided before or after the event? Massively dodgy if they were just planning on freerolling punters. You couldn't pretend you weren't aware of a potential $9 million payout
 

GROTTO

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Didnt SB recently void a bet for the Suns to score a 40+ win over the Power at ~$500

That bet was voided before the game. No one complained. I wonder if its because Port won 1-39.
 

kickazz

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Then they have no chance.

Case closed.
I think the only leg you'd have to stand on is if the market price moved a lot in your favour in that time, due to something like weather or a Tom Mitchell type being a late out. Again, you'd only be looking to realistically claim the according shift in price.

To sum up though, yes they are no chance.
 

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