Dustin Johnsons Masters Withdrawal Puts Las Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson’s Masters Withdrawal Puts Las Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson was the heavy pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s Masters competition in Augusta, Georgia.

Charley Hoffman’s near-historic opening round at the Masters was largely overshadowed by favorite Dustin Johnson’s dramatic slip up.

But on Wednesday evening, just hours before the round that is first Thursday, Johnson possessed a freak fall at his rental house. The world’s number one ranked golfer was wearing socks when he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured his back.

Vegas sportsbooks took more wagers on DJ than other player in the field. On Thursday afternoon, after saying he had been planning to take to to tee it up, Johnson explained his human body simply wouldn’t enable him in which he informed competition officials he had been withdrawing.

The headlines brought to light the importance of reading the terms and conditions in Vegas when placing a recreations bet. Several books said wagers on Johnson wouldn’t be refunded, while others opted to go back money.

Westgate’s SuperBook, Southern Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos stated bets on Johnson would be refunded. But MGM, Boyd Gaming, Caesars, CG Tech, and William Hill sportsbooks told bettors to count their losses.

‘At most sportsbooks, action is action. Doesn’t make a difference if Dustin Johnson showed up at the first tee or even hit a ball,’ ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted.

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