Bookies offer to pay out on VAR - The Gambling Times
Man City to win
Manchester City v Lyon
Wednesday

Bookies offer to pay out on VAR

With the talk of football lately focusing around robotic referees – or VAR – Paddy Power have decided to jump on the bandwagon and reward punters this FA Cup weekend.

It is to reward new and existing customers with registered Paddy Power accounts who bet on the 5th round games which feature video referees, namely Chelsea v Hull and Huddersfield v Man United.

If a punter backs a first or anytime goalscorer, and it is ruled out because of VAR, the firm will pay out bets in full within 15 minutes of the goal being disallowed.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Whether you’re of the belief that VAR ruins or saves the beautiful game, we don’t care, we’re paying out on it.

“That way, when Lukaku finally scores after 20 attempts on goal against Huddersfield, and it’s ruled out, at least Man United fans will have full pockets.

“Now, if only I could get VAR installed in the office for when someone decides to sit in my desk…”

Marketing & Brand Director Michelle Spillane said: “Paddy Power’s objective here is to bring our brand personality to a contentious topic – VAR.

“We knew a lot of football fans were frustrated at losing out when a goal was disallowed. So we thought, why not turn it on its head?

“So we decided to pay out on any first or anytime goalscorer that was thwarted by VAR in this weekend’s cup games.”

Related Stories

Column

Bailey’s Bullet Points

Our Football Insider Graeme Bailey looks back on the weekend’s footballing action and brings you his ‘Bullet points’….

Betting Feature

BetVictor first to use LED race course adverts

BetVictor, one of Europe’s leading online gaming companies, has become the first ever gaming company to appear on an industry-first LED fence advertisement.

Every Premier League Transfer in Today’s Money

TotallyMoney have developed the Football Transfer Index which calculates the inflation-adjusted cost of every Premier League footballer, if their transfer fees were paid in today’s money.

Preview

Revealed: the most misunderstood casino phrases

Coral Casino has launched a new jargon buster for players.

Betting Calculator



Launch as pop-out window

Accumulator Calculator