DraftKings Requests to Void 178 Bets Following 'Software Glitch'

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Jagajeet Chiba
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It's happened again.  This time with DraftKings.  And once again we're left asking "WHAT THE F***?"


An apparent software glitch resulted in an error with an NBA player prop bet.  It involved the Over/Under on Nikola Jokic points vs. Lakers at 9.5. The error lasted for approximately 13 minutes and some 178 individuals from the commonwealth of Massachusetts alone placed wagers on the "bad" line.

DraftKings is now asking the Massachusetts regulators permission to void the bets that would ultimately result in a $575,000 payout.

Regulators in that state previously sided with Penn National, the parent company of the rebranded ESPN Bet, after it had allowed numerous wagers to be placed on what it said was a "software glitch".  Commissioners warned at the time they would not be as sympathetic should a similar situation arise in the future.  Well, now it has.

Connecticut regulators denied DraftKings request.

Per David Payne Purdum of ESPN, New York, Colorado and Indiana are among those states allowing DraftKings to void bets placed on the erroneous NBA odds. Illinois, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are reviewing it. 

Software was to be tested and in compliance prior to any of these sports betting companies obtaining a license.  The idea that these software glitches continue is outrageous...to put it mildly.  Even more outrageous is that commissioners are permitting the voiding of these bets. 

How about we void DraftKings license (or any other betting company for that matter) in Massachusetts until they fix their damn software!

Nikki Haley Rising in Polls, Improving Odds

With less than two months until the first votes are cast in the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, two new polls in New Hampshire look good for former ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump still remains well ahead in recent polls.

A New Hampshire pollster highlighted that new survey in first primary state shows "Haley seems to be consolidating her position as the alternative to Trump".

Haley stands at 20% support in the UNH/CNN survey, up eight points from the September poll.

"While Trump continues to lead as the GOP field narrows, Nikki Haley seems to be consolidating her position as the alternative to Trump among New Hampshire Republicans," UNH Survey Center director Andrew Smith told Fox News. "Importantly, Haley does not have the negative drag on her campaign compared with other Republican candidates."

Haley is coming in at 4-1 odds of winning the New Hampshire primary.  Trump is priced at -700.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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