Cincinnati Bengals bettors ‒ it’s your lucky day.
On Wednesday, Fred Done, the CEO of Betfred Sportsbook, announced the company would pay out gamblers who previously bet on the Bengals to win the Super Bowl via the sportsbook. Betfred is the Bengals’ official sports betting partner and offers mobile betting in Ohio.
“I’m so proud to be a sponsor (of the Bengals). I’m so pleased and I’m so confident that I’ve decided to pay out on the Bengals to win the pro football championship,” Done said in a tweeted video. “You heard it right. You people in Ohio and, for that matter, the rest of the planet, you’re being paid, before the AFC championship game is even played.”
Those who didn’t already bet on the Bengals to win it all can still win big on Betfred, though. The sportsbook boosted the team’s odds to win the big game to +300 instead of +250, meaning gamblers who still want to pick the Bengals could receive $300 on a $100 bet rather than $250. Wagers must be placed before the AFC championship game kicks off on Sunday, Done said, which is at 6:30 p.m.
Betfred is based in the United Kingdom. The company currently operates in nine U.S. states.