Bookies do have souls!
According to Golf Digest's Geoff Shackelford, the bookmaker site SportsBettingOnline felt guilty about all the beats from people who had bet on Adam Scott to win the British Open. So, it gave them their money back.
“With so many of the favorites including (Tiger) Woods not cashing, it was a good day for sportsbooks,” head oddsmaker Dave Johnson said. “But that wasn’t the case for those who dropped money on Scott. We feel it’s our duty to refund the players for taking such a bad beat. His collapse was historic and we know the bettors who had him must feel as awful as he does.”
Scott held 40-1 odds at the start of the Open, so while this move from the gambling site was a nice touch, something tells me it won't take away all the pain of the $5 bet that wasn't turned into $200. Still, it's certainly a good business decision from a bookmaker looking for repeat customers.
No word yet on whether Starz plans to refund customers for canceling the other Adam Scott's "Party Down."