PointsBet Sportsbook offers refund of Saints - Rams game

PointsBet Sportsbook offers refund Saints Rams
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It has to have been a painful last 48 hours to swallow for the New Orleans Saints and their faithful fans after a terrible non-call of a clear pass interference play helped pave the way for the Los Angeles Rams to eke out a road victory Championship Sunday and punch their ticket to Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3.

“For a call like that not to be made, man, it’s just hard to swallow,” Saints coach Sean Payton told the media after the blown call, as reported by ESPN.

That being said, one New Jersey sportsbook is making sure that it’s not so much of a rough Monday for anyone who bet on the Saints. PointsBet sportsbook announced Monday that it’s refunding in bonus bets all wagers on the Saints money and spread lines due to the highly-controversial non-call of that pass interference play, which wound up costing New Orleans a trip to the Super Bowl, when Rams kicker Greg Zeurlein hit a game-winning 57-yard field goal.

PointsBet is referring to this refunding of bets on the Saints as its “Good Karma Payout,” saying the refunded amounts should be reverted into all users’ accounts as of Monday morning.

That’s especially fantastic news, considering the Super Bowl is just a couple of weeks from now and so users who want a shot at getting back at the Rams could put money on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win the big game.

PointsBet, the New Jersey-based online sportsbook operator, recently announced the launch of its online gambling product, which includes its PointsBetting option. PointsBetting allows users to bet on sports with more betting options. Users can wager on the four major sports leagues in the U.S.: the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

PointsBet touts partnerships with local casinos in addition to NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and retired NFL great and former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.