PENIS INJURY: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will be out a while after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's game against Denver KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

PENIS INJURY: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will be out a while after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's game against Denver

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will be out a while after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's game against Denver.

The Suns released a statement Wednesday saying Booker suffered a left groin strain, and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

He had missed the three games prior to Sunday due to groin soreness.

Booker entered the game averaging 28 points, scoring a season-best 58 points against New Orleans in his last appearance Dec. 17.
Booker has made 1,045 3-pointers in his career. He needs seven more to pass Steve Nash for No. 1 on the franchise list.

Further evaluation has confirmed that Devin Booker has sustained a left groin strain. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

That left a bitter taste for some who wagered on prop bets FanDuel and DraftKings offered on Booker, especially those who included him in parlay bets.

During the game and well into Monday, those who felt aggrieved about the situation took their cases to social media. On Twitter, virtually any tweet from the sports betting giants got replies calling for them to void bets on Booker.

FanDuel eventually announced shortly after 2:30 pm ET Monday that it would give refunds in the form of free bets to those who lost straight prop bets made on Booker. It also gave similar refunds for parlays – including single-game parlays – where only the Booker bet lost.

DraftKings, as of 4:30 pm ET Monday, had not announced any plans for a refund. The practice of refunding sports bets has become more prevalent in the post-Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) online wagering era, especially when it comes to wagers tied to individual player performance. There have also been times when sportsbooks have offered free bets or credits when a blown call may lead to a disputed outcome.

Sportsbooks view such refunds as good customer service in hopes bettors will stay with them. In some instances, operators can take the credits they extend to bettors as refunds and deduct that from their gross gaming revenue. That can help reduce their tax liabilities.

But for many traditionalists in the industry, be they bettors or bookmakers, the move to refund such bets rankles them. The premise behind sports betting is simple, and it involves risk. That includes the risk of the player leaving the game early because of injury, ejection, or a coach’s decision.

Besides, player props are like other total wagers. They’re two-way bets with over and under options. So, the sportsbooks paid out the under bets as winners, as they should.

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