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GAA - Is draw unfair result for punter

  • 24-08-2014 8:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    So Kerry / Mayo drew today , and I presume bookies won anyway .

    well I had Kerry backed to win and my bookie has my money , as he had 2 chances , Mayo to win or a draw .

    Why does a bookie keep the money if match is a draw ?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwd1jyqewfmxu1k/marie07.jpg?dl=0


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip



    well I had Kerry backed to win and my bookie has my money , as he had 2 chances , Mayo to win or a draw .

    Why does a bookie keep the money if match is a draw ?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwd1jyqewfmxu1k/marie07.jpg?dl=0

    You've answered your own question unfortunately.

    There's specific markets set up to give the punter a two-way outcome.
    Draw no Bet, Handicap (variety of values & asian Handicaps), To win the tie, Double Result.
    The odds will factor in the condition, but losing 10% on a margin is better than losing the whole bet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,374 Warper


    I had Kerry ht-ft, was counting my money at ht, sick


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987


    There's always the market "to qualify".
    Worse odds but no draw.

    You obviously didn't see about the GAA manager who won €170,000 off Boyles after backing a few horses and THE DRAW in the match!
    Different results for different folks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,799 ✭✭✭ Degag


    So Kerry / Mayo drew today , and I presume bookies won anyway .

    well I had Kerry backed to win and my bookie has my money , as he had 2 chances , Mayo to win or a draw .

    Why does a bookie keep the money if match is a draw ?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwd1jyqewfmxu1k/marie07.jpg?dl=0

    If I back a golfer in a golf tournament then the bookies have about 150 chances against me. I don't really see your point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,477 ✭✭✭ Peintre Celebre


    Is a draw a fair result in a football match? A rugby match?

    Your docket says it. Kerry to win. Kerry did not win


    Don't mean to sound harsh but that's a bit of a daft question


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,700 ✭✭✭ shmeee


    You would have got Kerry to qualify for a small loss in money compared to the win. For example, Tipp were 11/10 to beat cork, and 21/20 to qualify, covers the draw and replay then if happened. So if you staked €100, you'd lose only €5 overall. Well worth it to cover the draw in games that you can see being tight.

    You knew what you were betting on in the first place, so why complain?

    Pointless thread.

    PS. I'd a horse backed yesterday died a death 3 furlongs to go, do I get my money back as I didn't get a run to the line for it, NO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭ sonandheir


    I backed Kerry to win today, does my bet still stand as it was extra time win?


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭ STADEdeLUC


    sonandheir wrote: »
    I backed Kerry to win today, does my bet still stand as it was extra time win?

    no 70 minute betting is all the win market covers there


  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭ sonandheir


    STADEdeLUC wrote: »
    no 70 minute betting is all the win market covers there

    Thanks, thought that but was just hoping I was wrong.


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