Last Updated on May 28, 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down the NHL, many bettors were left hanging in the wind. What would happen with future bets placed on the 2019-20 season? There’s good news for some of these folks.
FoxBet is pledging to pay out all future bets that hit, which includes division winner (plus second- and third-place bets), top goalscorer, top point scorer, and teams to make the playoffs. But that’s not even the best part. FoxBet is also offering refunds for anyone who did not win on these bets.
Yes, you read that correctly. FoxBet is giving full refunds to bettors who didn’t win.
So if you were unlucky enough to place a bet on one of the seven teams who will be watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs from home, you’re safe. Did you load up on Sidney Crosby for most goals and points this season? No harm done! It’s rare that bettors are given a second chance, but that’s exactly what FoxBet is doing here.
Although dates and times for the Stanley Cup Playoffs are still to be determined, the league is set to have teams conduct training camps at their own facilities in June and travel down to the centralized “hubs” for a second training camp session in July.
With the 24-team playoff format coming to the NHL for the first time ever, there are ample opportunities for bettors. Anything can happen in a first-round best-of-five series after such a long layoff.
Furthermore, with 24 teams heading to the playoffs, there are bound to be a few dark horses who make a run at the Stanley Cup. Of course, the top four teams in each conference would normally seem like safe bets, but how are they going to emerge from the round-robin games? Will the teams who were thrown into the fire of a play-in series carry that momentum forward?
There are so many tough questions for NHL bettors coming down the pike. Getting a second chance from FoxBet should make finding answers a little less stressful.