ESPN Bet has encountered an intriguing start by venturing into the injury refund domain. The platform, which launched with a $250 bonus code, decided to refund a boost endorsed by ESPN’s Mike Greenberg called “Seeing Green.”
This boost anticipated an NFL air show from quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson, aiming for a combined 500+ passing yards and four passing touchdowns.
However, the bet faced an untimely demise when Burrow left the game in the first half due to a wrist injury, preventing him from gripping the football. Ultimately ruled out, the Bengals lost 34-20.
In the realm of sports betting, the issue of refund requests based on injuries has become prevalent, complicating matters for platforms like FanDuel. The sheer volume of injuries across various sports has led to a reduction in the availability of refunds.
While injuries are an inherent part of sports, the clamor for refunds persists, particularly in the realm of player props, even for relatively obscure players. The unpredictability of injuries underscores the risk associated with betting on player props.