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Las Vegas casino offers refund to Packers-Seahawks bettors

September 26, 2012|By Melissa Rohlin
  • Referees signal different calls after Monday night's game-ending play between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.
Referees signal different calls after Monday night's game-ending… (John Lok/ MCT )

In an unusual move, a Las Vegas casino is offering refunds to gamblers who lost money on the Seahawks controversial 14-12 win over the Packers on Monday.

Yes, you read that right, a casino is actually offering to return money to bettors.

The owner of The D Las Vegas, Derek Steven, told the Associated Press that the events that transpired in the final moments of the game were unacceptable and that giving people back their money was the right thing to do.

The Seahawks won after some of the league's replacement officials botched a call, giving the Seahawks a touchdown on the final play of a game.

That call prompted a nationwide outcry over the competence of the replacement officials.

Steven said the casino will refund straight and money-line bets made at the downtown Las Vegas sports book through Sunday.


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