The online casino and sportsbook, William Hill has announced that it will protect its Olympic customers whose bets have been disqualified for drug abuse. The bookies have announced they will refund all stakes on competitors who, prior to the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, were disqualified for drug abuse.
They have also opened a book on how many track and field athletes will fail a drugs test during the Olympics, and are offering 3/1 odds that no athletes will be disqualified for this reason.
The spokesperson for William Hill, Graham Sharpe said, “There was nothing worse for a player than to discover that the athlete, boxer, cyclist or swimmer that he has backed has been disqualified for drug abuse. This means that the bet he placed never had a chance of winning.”
The site thinks that in this situation it is only fair to refund stake money, so they have decided to make this unprecedented promise to their customers. This means that the players can now place their bets safe in the knowledge that should the person they back be disqualified for drug abuse, they will not lose out.