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Old 10-31-2012, 07:24 PM   #92
james5000
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Default Re: sonny bill $3, francois botha $1.40

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Originally Posted by RedCornerPromotions View Post
I know a few punters who will be disappointed...

This fight presented a rare arbitrage betting opportunity.

2 bookies had complete opposite odds - whereby backing both fighters to win resulted in a 30% return on investment. A draw being the only possible loss.

So put a $1000 on and get $1300 back regardless of result...

We will get them next time Adam
Yeah we were talking about it a couple of pages ago

@ $26 bucks for a draw that result could have been easily negated also.

@ NZTAB they didn't have a draw as an option, they use dead heat rules and when that result occurs the punter is paid out half of a win.

Botha @ $3 bucks would have still resulted in $1.50 paid out for every dollar invested, not a bad result.

How often have you seen it occur before? It's the first time i have seen it in 10 years
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