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by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, October 30, 2008

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With the World Series game 5 being washed out but tied after 2-2 after 8 innings, the Philadelphia Phillies did not need to play the game tonight and win to be winners in Las Vegas. Most wagers placed on the Phillies for game 5 were paid out winners.

A little Confused? According to BetUs.com, the rule is as given.

Game Moneylines

  1. Game must go at least 5 innings or 4½ if the home team is winning for moneyline to have action
  2. Wagers include extra innings
  3. If the game is called before completion, the winner will be determined by the score of the last full inning unless the home team has tied or taken the lead before the game has been called.
  4. Suspended games do not carry over for wagering purposes

Game Runlines

  1. Game must go 9 innings or 8½ if the home team is winning for runline to have action.
  2. Runlines are always listed pitchers, if a listed pitcher does not throw out the first pitch the wager will be graded no action
  3. 1.5 runs are added to the underdogs score or subtracted from the favorites score when determining the results of the game
  4. A favorite must win by 2 runs or more to win the wager
  5. An underdog can win or lose by a single run for the wager to be a winner.
  6. Extra innings count towards wager
  7. If a game is suspended before completion but after 9 innings runline wagers still have action

Game Totals

  1. Game must go 9 innings or 8½ if the home team is winning for Total to action.
  2. Totals are always listed pitchers, if a listed pitcher does not throw out the first pitch the wager will be graded no action
  3. Extra innings count towards wager
  4. If a game is suspended before completion but after 9 innings wagers on the total still have action

1st 5-Innings Lines

  1. Game must go the full 5 innings for action.
  2. 1st 5-Innings moneylines can be bet as action, one listed or both listed pitchers.






So in Las Vegas Sports Books, the Philadelphia Phillies were already winners. A little confusion for most gamblers, as they thought most were cheated out of money.

“I could not believe I did not get my money back, or at least continue this wager when the game reopened. I bet the Rays for $800 now I lose that money. How can a game be judged after only 5 full innings? The books should just wash the wager completely. This is unfair and a total joke. You see Vegas never loses!” said a disgruntled gambler from Toronto, Moro Brunos.

It’s simple In Sports Books eyes, when your placing a wager be sure to read the rules and regulations. Every Sports Book in Vegas or for that matter the world posts the rules and regulations for everyone to see. They never hide anything from you, and if you don’t understand the rule be sure to ask someone who does. Remember if your gambling you should no the rules, don’t wait till something unexpected happens before you look into it.

“We’re just following the regular baseball rules. This is a very common rule, We can’t make exceptions. There was no special disclaimer for World Series games, or any playoff games for that matter, that your bet would continue if the game was suspended, It’s one of those unfortunate, misunderstood rules of baseball betting.” said, Las Vegas Hilton sports book director Jay Kornegay.

Despite the Nevada gaming rules, some sports books, such as the MGM/Mirage Properties, did not consider the Phillies a winner on Monday night. The final wager would be graded after Game 5 is conclude.

The best part is that most Vegas and offshore Sports Books reopened a new line for tonights restart of Game 5. This meant that wagers again could be placed on who would win the game. Opening lines in Las Vegas were, Philadelphia Phillies listed at -160 and Tampa Bay Rays at +150.

So who ever placed wagers on the Phillies before game 5 and at the reopening of game 5 you won double your money. A rare occasion in Las Vegas indeed.

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