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What Happens to Browns vs. Bills Bets After Venue Change to Detroit? NFL Betting Rules for Relocated Games

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Sunday’s Browns vs. Bills game has been in the center of the NFL’s mind not due to any on-field news, but because of impending six-foot, thunder-laden snowstorms in Buffalo and across Western New York.

With that weather in mind, the league has officially moved Browns vs. Bills — scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday — to Detroit. The game will kickoff at its original time.

The Bills will now play back-to-back games at Ford Field without having to travel. They play Sunday against the Browns in a “home game,” then play the Lions four days later on Thanksgiving Day at noon ET.

So, what happens to your already placed bets for Browns vs. Bills now that the game has been relocated?

What Happens to Browns vs. Bills Bets After Venue Change to Detroit?

As is often the case, the answer to the question regarding what happens to your bet will come down to the book that you placed it with.

If a game moves locations, some books will void all bets. But DraftKings, for instance, allows bets to stand if the home team remains designated as the home team. PointsBet, meanwhile, keeps all bets live if the date remains the same.

Below, you can read about venue change policies for the top-five most popular American sportsbooks, but check your book for specific rules — or contact customer service if they’re not listed.

FanDuel

  • Change of Venue: Bets are void.

“Abandoned or postponed games are void unless played within the same scheduling week. In the event of a change of venue, all bets will be void.”

DraftKings

  • Change of Venue: Live if home team remains the same.

“Games must start in the same scheduling week of the league for bets to have action.”

“If a game venue is changed, and the home team remains designated as such, bets will stand.”

BetMGM

  • Change of Venue: Bets are void.

“Football games and any games/events not specifically listed must be held within one week of the originally scheduled date and location to be considered action.”

Caesars

  • Change of Venue: Bets are void.

“If there is a change of venue for an event, for any reason, bets placed on this event prior to the location change announcement will be void.”

PointsBet

  • Change of Venue: Bets will stand if game is held at the same time.

“All markets on a postponed match will be treated as void if the event has been moved to more than 48 hours in the future.”

“In the event of a change of venue, all bets will stand.”

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