The online gambling site FanDuel made a surprising announcement Monday, after a somewhat controversial result in the UFC 251 from Abu Dhabi. The company will give a refund to all people who have bet in favor of Max holloway, who in theory could have won the contest with Alexander Volkanovski, in addition to the title, but it remained in the hands of the Russian. Many have already spoken on the matter, appearing against the final ruling.
After the controversial defeat of Holloway By a split decision against Volkanovski, the bookmaker decided to reimburse those who lost this Saturday. FanDuel Announced that it would make a credit deposit for the same amount that was originally wagered, to anyone who bets on Max to win the fight, or to win by decision. In this way, they will try to get those who put their money back at least, knowing that the judges did not have the best day.
“After the controversial decision divided between Max holloway and Alex Volkanovski, we have decided to reimburse all the clients who placed a bet in favor of Holloway before the fight, to win, or to win by decision ”, was what the betting site mentioned above shared, informing everyone of what will do. Gamblers are clearly happy as they will at least not lose the money they originally put into running the business.
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The duel between Holloway and Volkanovski was very close. The general opinion is that Max I should have retrieved the belt. However, it is also justifiable that the fight has ended in Volkanovski’s favor. Holloway He clearly won the first two rounds, even sending Alexander to the canvas. But, from there, the contest was very even and, although they were not productive, the demolitions could have tipped the balance in favor of the Australian. The bottom line could be that not all tight fights are theft.
That is what makes the decision of FanDuel, having a huge gesture with his clients. With no evidence of a settlement, bias, or conflict of interest, the site gave refunds for disagreeing with the judges. This undoubtedly sets an interesting precedent for the site, and for the other bookmakers. Finally, it will also work as an advertising strategy for what comes. It is not every day that a gambler receives the opportunity to recover what he lost.
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After Saturday night’s controversial split decision finish between Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski, we’ve decided to refund all customers who placed a pre-fight wager on @BlessedMMA to win, or win by decision 👊# UFC251 pic.twitter.com/V8fCxGCWia
– FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) July 13, 2020