Sweet or Not Sweet: Sportsbet void over 100k in Punters AFL Multibet Wins

There’s nothing better than getting one over on your bookie, and that’s exactly what hundreds of Sportsbet punters thought they had done this week when betting into a market offering juicy odds.

The market in-particular was “No player to record 40 or more disposals” and each game was priced up between $1.40 and $2.30 for this not to occur depending on when the punters placed their bets.

While betting on the individual markets would have been a good result, word quickly spread that if you put all 9 games into a multibet you were looking at getting odds of around $150-$200 for all 9 matches to have no players with 40 disposals.

Brad Crouch for Adelaide finished the game against West Coast on 39 points, the highest of the round, resulting in a win for the voided multibets.

For those that don’t know the stats, after 10 rounds of AFL, there have been just 4 games in total this year where a player reached the 40 disposal mark, making a bet at $150-1 very attractive.

As money kept flooding in from punters around Australia, Sportsbet continued to bring the prices in for particular markets until they eventually closed off the market completely and voided all bets sighting a pricing error.

The TAB have a protocol to honor all mis-priced bets on early horse racing markets and Bet365 were pounded in the opening round of AFLW Year 1 when placing Over/Unders games markets that were 40-50 points off the mark.

It will be really interesting in coming days to see what actions are taken by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (Sportsbet are regulated in the NT) as they are bombarded with upset punters as some journalists are reporting the liability to Sportsbet was as high as $9,000,000 on the market.

A potential lawsuit is already being talked about on Twitter, with those affected by their bets being voided, asked to tweet in proof for a potential class action with Slater and Gordon.

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