The AFL and sporting community were shocked on Tuesday when they heard the verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sport had overturned the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal’s not guilty verdict.
As a result all 34 past and present players from Essendon during the 2012 season were given a 12-month ban from the competition for their part in the club’s supplement program.
A total of 12 players – including the captain Jobe Watson - will not take the field for the Bombers during the 2016 season whilst another five players who have moved on to rival clubs will also miss a year of football.
However, it isn’t all bad news with Sportsbet realising that punters who have backed Essendon and their players prior to this news have now been disadvantaged and it is unlikely for the Bombers to have any success this season without 12 of their best players.
Sportsbet has refunded bets on all affected player and team bets on Essendon throughout the 2016 season, including Premiership, Top 8 and Brownlow markets.
The “justice” refunds are on single and cash bets only and does not include bets that have already been cashed out.
Sportsbet is one of the most trusted sites in Australia and whilst depositing money onto your Sportsbet account is easy, it is just as simple to withdraw as they recently brought out the Sportsbet Cash Card.
This allows punters to have instant access to their winnings and they can withdraw their money from any ATM or make a purchase where Eftpos is accepted.
If you are interested in learning more about the site read our Sportsbet Review Page.
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