Bettors at Caesars Entertainment who have wagered on the Golden Knights to win the Pacific Division will cash their tickets. Caesars ranked all division leaders — Golden Knights, St. Louis, Boston and Washington — as winners in its futures market division. The Knights led the Edmonton Oilers by three points, with 11 games remaining when the regular season was halted on 12 March due to a coronavirus pandemic. The season was announced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on May 26.
“Given that the NHL has declared the regular season complete, we felt it was correct to pay out on the teams that were leading their respective divisions at the time of the completion of the regular season,” Caesar’s director of trading Jeff Davis said in an email.
William Hill also graded all division leaders as champions and repaid bets on teams second in their division (Edmonton, Denver, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia).
MGM Resorts and Westgate have repaid bets on division futures by house rules allowing 82 games played.
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