The sickness that is gambling took quite the terrible turn on a special day in America.
DraftKings Sportsbook ran a “Never Forget” parlay tied to the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
“Bet these New York teams to win tonight on 9/11,” the DraftKings promo read, offering a three-team moneyline parlay for the Mets to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Yankees to defeat the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Jets to defeat the Buffalo Bills.
In total that day, 2,977 innocent people lost their lives, with more than 2,600 of them dying at the New York site.
Realizing the error of their ways, they deleted the post and apologized.
“We sincerely apologize for the featured parlay that was shared briefly in commemoration of 9/11,” said a DraftKings spokesman said in a statement. “We respect the significance of this day for our country and especially for the families of those who were directly affected.”
The parlay was removed from the DraftKings Sportsbook app Monday morning, and at least 970 users had wagered it on before it was taken down.
Americans remembered those who were lost due to the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The last thing loved ones want to see is a gambling site trying to profit off of their pain.
People gathered Monday at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and elsewhere to observe the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Nearly 3,000 people were killed after four planes were hijacked by attackers from the Al Qaeda terrorist group.
About 1,100 victims have yet to have any remains identified.
Two planes flew into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York. One plane was flown into the Pentagon. Another aircraft crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania after passengers decided to fight back.
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