FanDuel to Pay 82K Dispute on Football Bet

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This July 14, 2018 photo, workers at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. prepare to take bets moments before opening. New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel should be ordered to pay a New Jersey man $82,000 for a bet he made on a football game at what the company said were erroneously high odds. (Wayne Parry/Associated Press)

FanDuel will payout New Jersey resident Anthony Prince of Newark $82,000 from a $110 football bet dispute.

Several other players who made similar bets at inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday.

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FanDuel will award the full 750-1 payout he was promised when the company’s automated system mistakenly generated long odds on the final moments of the Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game on Sunday.

The online gambling company first refused to pay the bet placed at its sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack. However, FanDuel changed their minds after speaking with state gambling regulators.

“These kinds of issues are rare, but they do happen,” FanDuel stated. “So this one’s on the house. We are paying out these erroneous tickets and wish the lucky customers well.”

FanDuel said it will also give away another $82,000 this weekend by adding $1,000 a piece to 82 random accounts.

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