Do Browns-Raiders Bets Count Despite 2-Day Delay? How Sportsbooks Treat Postponed NFL Games
Billie Weiss/Getty Images. Pictured: Browns QB Baker Mayfield
After flying through the first 14 weeks of the 2021-22 NFL season without a true COVID-19 outbreak affecting the league, it appears that we have finally reached that point.
According to reports, Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns, which was originally scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m. ET due to COVID-19 issues.
As of Friday afternoon, the Browns were reportedly down to just 11 starters, including quarterback Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum who both tested positive for COVID-19.
So what happens now to all those bets already placed on Raiders vs. Browns?
If you’ve already bet on this game, or any future game that gets postponed due to COVID-19, the ultimate fate of that bet depends on the sportsbook.
What Happens To Your NFL Bets After COVID-19 Postponements?
“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.”
“At least ten minutes of official time must elapse in the fourth quarter for bets to have action.”
“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. Wagers will stand if postponed for less than 48 hours. Affected MultiBets will be recalculated excluding that event or leg.”
“Games must start in the same scheduling week of the league (scheduling week is Thursday-Wednesday, local stadium time, for NFL) for bets to have action.”
“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.”
“All events must be held within seven (7) days of the scheduled date to be considered ‘action.’ For example, if a game is postponed on a Saturday, it must be completed by the following Friday”
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