History was created both on and off the field last night after we paid out over $4 million to punters on Origin Game 2 – the biggest ever promo payout in our history.
With our 8 Up promo, we paid out $3.12 million to punters who backed Queensland when the Maroons went up 8-0 in the 20th minute. It took just 10 minutes for NSW to draw level, and then in the 52nd minute we paid out just under $1 million to punters who backed the Blues after they took an 18-10 lead.
We’ve had some monster payouts over the years but this one is the biggest by the length of the Flemington straight!
To put into perspective how epic this payout was, our previous highest payout was on a Collingwood v West Coast Eagles game last year where the Eagles jumped out to an early lead before being overrun by the Pies. This saw $1.54 million going into the pockets of punters.
Our next biggest payouts have all been on racing, mostly in the thick of the Spring Racing Carnival. On Caulfield Guineas Day in 2016 we paid out $1.3 million, Golden Rose Day in 2017 $1.2 million, All Aged Stakes Day 2018 $1.2 million and Cox Plate Day in 2017 $1.12 million.
Maroons went into last nights dramatic game as the $3.20 outsiders, an attractive price to punters with double the amount of money headed their way and five times as many individual bets.
You can imagine how many happy punters there would be rocking up to the office on Monday morning, we wish we could say the same for our promos team…
Punters across Australia will be smiling from ear to ear, especially those who backed Queensland with the Maroons going on to lose!