sabre
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August 23rd, 2019 at 11:45:07 AM permalink
The Raiders and Packers played on an 80 yd field last night. I don't bet on preseason games, but what happens to those bets? Are they valid? Do different sportsbooks have different rules for this situation?
smoothgrh
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August 23rd, 2019 at 12:56:21 PM permalink
Seems like only the over/under would be affected—the point spread should be the same.

They could easily just take the over/under off the board.
ThatDonGuy
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August 23rd, 2019 at 12:59:08 PM permalink
According to an article about the game in ESPN:

"Caesars Sportsbook and most other sportsbooks graded the game as usual because field size is not in any rules as far as canceling bets. At Caesars, the game closed as a pick 'em, with an over/under of 40."

There was also another rules change; there were no kickoffs - each team that would have received a kickoff started first-and-10 from the 15.

Note that most of the Packers starters, including Aaron Rodgers, sat the entire game out.
smoothgrh
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August 23rd, 2019 at 12:59:29 PM permalink
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