No CSU Football? What Does That Mean For Your Bet?

Written By Ian St. Clair on 10/20/2020 - Last Updated on May 27, 2022

Colorado State University fans were days away from the start of the season.

A new beginning for the Rams under first-year head coach Steve Addazio.

Then 2020 shows up.


Saturday’s game between CSU and the University of New Mexico is canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, according to the Mountain West Conference.

The game was scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins.

As the Mountain West said in a press release:

“Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in Bernalillo County and in accordance with state guidelines, the University of New Mexico is unable to participate in the scheduled football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Colorado State University. Therefore, the Mountain West is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule the game.”

What does this mean for your CSU bet?

If you partake in college football betting, you probably just asked yourself that question.

For those who have bet on Saturday’s game, you want to know what happens to your bet.

This is the first time the Colorado betting market has faced this issue.

Though with the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, it was pretty close.

That game was postponed just one week and, obviously, was played.

But this has been an issue across the country — from college football and the NFL to MLB.

Bets will get refunded

Since Saturday’s game between Colorado State and New Mexico is officially cancelled and declared a no-contest, the various Colorado sportsbook apps will refund any wagers made on the game.

PlayColorado was told by FanDuel Sportsbook that anyone who bet on the game would get a refund.

The DraftKings policy is the same.

An event is declared void and bets are cancelled if the game does not begin within 12 hours of its initially issued start time. DraftKings will issue a refund for all canceled bets.

The same goes for BetMGM.

According to its policy, canceled games fall into the 48-hour rule for postponed games. That means all bets are void and stakes will be refunded.

CSU Rams betting on hold

Colorado State fans were mere days away from their first glimpse at the Addazio era.

It was the first opportunity for fans to wager on the Rams. To experience betting on their team.

And then 2020 decides to remind everyone that it is 2020.

The good news, at least for those who placed any wagers on the game, is they’ll get refunded.

Photo by AP / Michael Smith
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Ian is an award-winning sports journalist and a University of Northern Colorado graduate. He’s a Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. He broke into the gambling industry right as Colorado launched legal sports betting in 2020. Ian now manages the sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in North America and is an analyst for PlayColorado.

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