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Cancelled Celtics Game?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by UKFanatic, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    So it just dawned on me, the Celticsa game was cancelled last night and is not going to be replayed. I have a bet stashed in a drawer somewhere that the Celtics would win less than 51 games this season. Won that bet weeks ago! But does the cancellation of a game mean there is no action on the bet?

    This season was the first time I tried NBA over/under win totals. Does anyone know if all 82 games have to be played for there to be action?
     
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    I don't think it will no-action the bet. If it does... the sports book your dealing with is not reputable. The lost game has no bearing on the bet.
     
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    Unfortunately, you are incorrect. Vegas consensus seems to be that the bets, despite being decided independent of the cancelled game, are graded as No Action. You will just be refunded your bet and not paid your winnings.

    I agree with you guys that it is unfair but that is what they are doing. Still worth asking though.
     
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    Makes me wonder the terms of the bet. Does it say, "full season" or something to that effect on the ticket?
     
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    After looking at some online casinos future rules for season totals, some state they must play the full season while others don't (for basketball specifically).

    I suppose it just depends on the rules of the particular sports book. I would still attempt to cash the ticket in person.
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Yeah, I sort of assumed it depends on the casino. This was an MGM book. I need to dig the ticket out, but I am there in a few weeks and will find out one way or the other.

    It will suck though if its a push because that ticket makes the difference between a small gain and a small loss in my total NBA season bets
     
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    NBA is tough to bet. This season I was fortunate enough to scrape out a small win though.

    I will say that I've stopped futures and prop betting if I'm making in-season bets, which includes fantasy.

    It made a world of difference this season in terms of winning percentage... at least I've attribute my increase in winnings to not playing these bets.

    Psychologically, if I place a bet at the beginning of the season on win totals and play fantasy, my game bets always tend to correlate with those season long bets and it's hard for me to give up on a bet. So, when the underdog at the beginning of the season starts to win, I'm always on the other side betting against them because that's what I projected at the start of the season.
     
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    Most books will refund your wager, regardless of whether it would of won or lost if the game had been played.
     
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    Oh, I know I will get a refund. Not worried about that. I just want that ticket to count since it was a big winner for me! It was the second of my ten NBA season bets to resolve, so the past couple weeks were kind of nice already counting that money in my head (my under bet on the Sixers season is the only one that resolved sooner)
     
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