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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sportsbook refunds bettors who placed Mitchell Trubisky MVP bets

Mitchell Trubisky

Good news for people who got suckered into placing a bet on Mitchell Trubisky to win NFL MVP.

PointsBet Sportsbook announced that, as a Halloween gift, they would refund all bettors who had money on Trubisky to win MVP, via NBC Chicago. The site had touted Trubisky as a potential MVP candidate, and they said the Bears quarterback was their highest liability with 100-to-1 preseason odds.

It’s fair to say that the sportsbook could have sat tight and counted the dollars they made from speculative punts on Trubisky. It’s telling that the whole thing busted so much that they decided to offer a refund.

Trubisky has five touchdowns and three interceptions in seven starts, and almost certainly won’t make it to 3,000 yards passing in 2019. Just hope that they get the TVs turned off quickly enough so he doesn’t have to hear about these refunds.

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