Westgate Sportsbook wins dispute with host VSiN over Roland Garros bet
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has come out in favor of bookmaker Westgate in a dispute with VSiN host Gill Alexander over a bet on the 2020 French Open.
Alexander placed a $ 1,000 bet at odds of 30-1 at Westgate in January 2020 on Iga Swiatek to win the French Open. The big tennis tournament was postponed to March due to the coronavirus pandemic and postponed until September.
After Swiatek won the event, Alexander tried to cash his ticket at Westgate and was told he had long been reimbursed.
The book had paid off all bets in March and released a new betting pool on the French Open in accordance with a long-standing rule that the event must take place within eight days of the scheduled date to be considered a action. The tournament was originally scheduled for May.
Alexander, host of “A Numbers Game,” said he had not checked the rules. He took the dispute to the GCB, where a gaming agent ruled in favor of Westgate. Alexander appealed the decision. A reviewer heard the appeal and made a recommendation to the board, which upheld the officer’s decision.
“I wish all of this could have been avoided,” said Westgate sports betting manager John Murray. “It could have been very easily avoided. All Gill had to do was ask anyone at Westgate, and he had six months to do it.
Alexander said by text that he “will definitely appeal. I trust this time in a more impartial framework.
Once the game has ruled on a dispute, the next step for bettors, according to the law, is to take their case to the “local district court”, which in this case should be the county district court of Clark.
Alexander said he didn’t think he got a fair hearing because one of the companies of former NGCB chairman Mark Lipparelli runs the Westgate casino.
“In a climate where sports betting in other jurisdictions is increasingly favorable to punters, my claim here in Nevada is curiously at a disadvantage,” he said in a text. “(Lipparelli) made his former colleagues aware of his presence in my small audience via audio. At a minimum, the perspective of this volley in the face of the promise of impartiality.
“I made and won a bet. The fact that a casino still tries to arbitrarily apply vague rules these days is the subject of this case. “
The board emailed the following response to the Review-Journal:
“In this case, both parties were represented and the decision was based on the house rules. Given the multiple levels of review (officer, supervisor, then deputy leader before the hearing, then review by the appointed board member after the decision), the system is designed to ensure that the decision is fair. “
Golden Nugget contest returns
Entries are open for the 2021 Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Contest, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The entry fee is $ 1,000, with a maximum of three entries, and applicants select seven college or NFL teams each week during the 18-week NFL season. Applicants can submit their selections this year on the Golden Nugget mobile app.
The 2019 competition had 282 entries. Two entries from the same contestant, Michael Wachs of Westchester County, New York, were tied for first place with a 73-42-4 ATS record (63.48 percent) and received $ 79,062 each for a total of $ 158,124.