A Bad Night to Cash Out

Cash out is one of those features that can produce some great results but can also go very wrong. That’s what happened when one unlucky punter took the wrong advice, and plenty more just couldn’t cash out at all.

Ash Jackson placed a £3 six-fold with SkyBet that could have won him around £560. He needed Plymouth, Bury, Fleetwood, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Lincoln City to win their games on Tuesday January 22 at odds of 185.7/1.

Unlike a few bets we’ve reported on lately, none of his selections went behind. In fact, at half time all was going well with four winning and two drawing with three sides two goals ahead of their opponents.

The Wrong Decision

Three became four by the 65th minute as relegation-threatened Plymouth went 2-0 up on Walsall. The stumbling block was Portsmouth who were still drawing 0-0 at home to Peterborough as the 80th minute arrived. Not until the 85th minute did they get the winner, but a friend advised Ash to cash out.  He ended up winning £21.46 and had the agony of seeing all the teams go on to win their games.

Please Let Me Cash Out

Meanwhile, the SkyBet twitter account was being deluged with punters who just dreamed that they could cash out. They’d placed plenty of accumulators that included the Copa del Rey cup tie between Getafe and Valencia. Getafe were winning the game 1-0, not a result that was helping many people. Plenty had Valencia to win and both teams scoring with other selections all winning.

An ideal situation in which to cash out but there was a problem. There were three games that had finished but the games were suspended. That carried on with punters tearing their hair out, shouting some very unpleasant words at their computers and sending tweet after tweet to SkyBet without receiving anything like an explanation. So, all in all not a good night to cash out.

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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