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Stat crew error flips the outcome for Illinois State basketball bettors at Chicago State

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Susan Haigh
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AP
Illinois lawmakers approved gambling on college sports teams earlier this year, but it outlawed betting on games involving in-state schools.

There was controversy regarding the outcome of Illinois State's men's basketball game at Chicago State on Saturday — at least among those who had money on the outcome.

Chicago State's stat crew failed to add a point from a made free throw by the Redbirds' Josiah Strong in the final minute of the game which CSU hosted. ISU won by 10 points, 81-71. That was enough for the Redbirds to cover the betting spread of 9.5 points.

However, the game was initially recorded as a 9-point win. That meant some bettors had to pay up until the error was corrected.

Several betting sites have said they will pay bettors who had money on either team. ESPN.com reported sportsbooks didn’t lose much money since betting interest in the game was light.

Illinois lawmakers approved gambling on college sports teams earlier this year, but it outlawed betting on games involving in-state schools.

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