The sportsbook made recent news when last Friday’s FIFA World Cup match between the US and England ended in a 0-0 tie. Bet365 had to refund its users more than $6 million (£5 million) due to the sports betting site’s “Bore Draw” offer.
Friday’s match marks the fifth scoreless draw during this year’s World Cup, bringing Bet365’s total Bore Draw refunds to an estimated $15 million so far.
Bet365 Colorado sports betting Bore Draw offer
The Bore Draw Money Back offer is available on the Bet365 website. It allows both new and existing Bet365 Colorado sports betting customers to place a bet on any eligible football match. If the game finishes without either team making a goal, Bet365 refunds the bet in full as cash.
Qualifying bets must have been placed pre-match on any football game on one of three qualifying markets:
- Correct score
- Half-time/full-time result
Those whose bets meet the Bore Draw offer’s terms are automatically entered into the promotion.
Unprecedented number of goalless draws so far in 2022 FIFA World Cup
While the Bore Draw Money Back Offer is well-known among Colorado sports betting and football enthusiasts, 0-0 ties aren’t as common in the game as you might think.
According to a Bet364 tweet following Friday’s scoreless draw between England and the US, the number of 0-0 ties this year is unprecedented.
“In 2018, there was one 0-0 in all 64 matches at the World Cup,” the tweet explained. “In the first 20 matches in Qatar, we have already seen FIVE goalless draws.”
Scoreless draw an impressive feat for Team USA
Since England is among the teams favored to win the World Cup, the bore draw is an impressive accomplishment for Team USA. England has a FIFA World Cup record that’s highly superior to that of the US.
And the American team brought one of its youngest teams to the World Cup this year. Gregg Berhalter, the US team’s coach, said in an interview following Friday’s scoreless draw:
“We’re proud, but our work’s not done. We have to win on Tuesday. We know five points gets us in. We’ve got to focus on the five points.”
And win they did. As it stands, Team USA sits in second place in World Cup Group B after a 1-0 win against Iran on Tuesday. Iran sits in third, while England still claims first place in the group.