|09-26-2012, 06:59 PM||#1|
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Casino Offers Refunds On Seahawks-Packers Game
A Las Vegas casino took an unusual step Wednesday and offered refunds to gamblers who lost money when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial touchdown at the end of Monday night's game.
Derek Stevens, owner The D Las Vegas, seized on the attention being paid to the much-derided decision by replacement officials handling the NFL game and became the only casino in Las Vegas to offer refunds.
''I know exactly how it would feel if I was laying the number and I saw what happened,'' Stevens said. He declared himself ''disgusted'' with the ruling and said he just couldn't accept the outcome.
Nevada gambling regulators said Stevens could make refunds if he wanted.
Another Las Vegas sports book operator worried the move set a bad precedent.
''Whenever there are bad calls we're going to start refunding? Based on what?'' said Jay Kornegay, race and sports book director at The LVH casino. ''We're supposed to pay out winning wagers based on official final scores by the league, in this case the NFL.''
Some offshore online betting outlets have also issued refunds.
Source: Associated Press
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