Online US sportsbook operator PointsBet has announced that it has issued early payouts on all bets for the Golden State Warriors to win the 2019 NBA Championship prior to the NBA Finals starting on May 30th. The move by the firm comes after the Warriors completed a sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.
All PointsBet customers who wagered on the Warriors to win the Championship have received payouts at the odds they placed their bets on those specific markets. Golden State faces the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.
“We’ve seen enough that even without MVP candidate Kevin Durant, Golden State are on a clear course to being the first NBA team to three-peat since 2002 regardless of who they face in the finals,” said PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken. “As such, PointsBet wants bettors to cash in and celebrate early what is an inevitable outcome. This is all part of the unmatched service we provide to our clients in New Jersey as we aim to have our bettor’s back at all times.”
This latest ‘bettor-first’ initiative is just one of many undertaken by PointsBet since the firm’s launch in January, including its most recent NBA early payout, where all customers that bet on James Harden from the Houston Rockets to win the 2019 MVP award received payouts.