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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; FanDuel accidentally listed the Broncos at 750-1 odds at one point during Sunday’s game, and a fan who noticed that put in a $110 bet. The Broncos won, which should have meant the bettor was owed $82,500. But FanDuel says ...

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Old 09-19-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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FanDuel mistakenly takes a long-shot bet, refuses to pay off

FanDuel accidentally listed the Broncos at 750-1 odds at one point during Sunday’s game, and a fan who noticed that put in a $110 bet. The Broncos won, which should have meant the bettor was owed $82,500.

But FanDuel says it obviously didn’t mean to list the Broncos at such long odds, shouldn’t have accepted the bet, and won’t pay it off.

“The wager in question involved an obvious pricing error inadvertently generated by our in-game pricing system,” FanDuel said in a statement.

The bettor, Anthony Prince, says when he tried to collect his $82,500, he was offered $500 and skybox seats for three Giants games. He says a FanDuel employee told him he was lucky to get even that.

“The other guy said, ‘You should take what we give you because we don’t have to give you [anything] at all.’ I said, ‘Wow, for real?’” Prince told 12 News New Jersey.

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Old 09-19-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Hope he sues and wins.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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It glitched, got it. But read the last sentence of the article- very good point.
Bull**** that they only offered $500.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:58 PM   #4
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1-800-LAWYERS
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Old 09-22-2018, 12:15 PM   #5
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I wonder if by offering him something they have kind of admitted liability in the matter?

Not a lawyer, but, shouldn't there be something in the fine print of the terms of service that covers this. If so, they should be covered. If not, they got a problem.

Do we not have an attorney on this board?
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:40 PM   #6
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Helluva lot cheaper than the advertising dollars they'd have to pay in mitigating the public relations disaster they created themselves...

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