Monday July 4,2016 : AUSSIE POLITICAL COMMENTATOR TIES SPORTSBET IN KNOTS
 
Operator pays out on all bets.
 
With Aussie political elections in full swing, the online sports betting operator Sportsbet offered a market on what colour tie 9 News television political commentator Laurie Oakes would wear…but the prop bet backfired heavily when Oakes changed his tie six times during a broadcast, forcing the gambling company to admit defeat with good grace and pay out the punters.
 
Oakes created a minor local media stir with his troll, but merely commented:
 
‘I thought well why should anyone miss out? So I wore all six colours. He added tongue in cheek: I like to think of myself as the punters protector.
 
See the report here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKowyNxnoVY