Online bookmaker PointsBet has confirmed another of its ‘Good Karma Payouts’ after a missed tripping call in third period of the recent game five of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.
The uncalled infraction had a direct impact on the result of the game with the Blues scoring on the same sequence. PointsBet’s Good Karma Payout has refunded all Bruins pregame moneyline bets in the form of bonus bets as part of the payout.
Good Karma Payout, which provides bettors relief in the event of unlikely circumstances that sway the fate of the game, is yet another feature in PointsBet’s offering which, claims the firm, proves it has the back of the bettor.
This is the third time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that a Good Karma Payout has been offered after officiating mistakes. The first came when the San Jose Sharks advanced against the Vegas Golden Knights in game seven after a mistakenly called major penalty, and the second occurred after the Sharks beat the Blues in overtime with the benefit of a hand pass.
“We know Boston sports fans have not suffered much as a whole, but the Karma Kommittee was founded for scenarios precisely like this,” said the company. “We’re talking about a clear-as-day tripping call that goes overlooked in a pivotal game on the biggest stage. We had to spring the Kommittee into action.”
This bettor-first initiative is just one of many offered by PointsBet, including its most recent NBA Early Payout, where all customers that bet on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title received payouts before the final round began.