The FFA’s decision to exclude Perth Glory from the finals and fine them nearly $300,000 may have hurt the club, but punters who’ve backed the Glory aren’t feeling quite as much pain thanks to online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au’s decision to refund bets on them.
Sportsbet have refunded all wagers on the Glory to win the A-League title and the Premier’s Plate, meaning almost ten thousand dollars is already back in customers’ accounts.
“It isn’t the punters’ fault that the Glory have copped these sanctions, so we feel that Sportsbet customers shouldn’t be penalised. Their wagers are back in their accounts,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Having sewn up a finals berth before the FFA’s decision, Sportsbet have decided to pay out bets on the Glory to make the Top 6 as winning bets.