Botched call in Packers-Seahawks game costs bettors at least $150 million

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The botched call in last night’s Packers-Seahawks NFL game cost bettors at least $150 million, according to RJ Bell of

68% of bets last night were on the Packers; only 32% on the Seahawks. Worldwide, an estimated $150 million MORE was bet on Green Bay than Seattle. Meaning, due to one call by the replacement refs, the bettors lost $150 million, and the bookie won $150 million for a total swing of $300 million on one debatably bad call!

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