Bookies Call Game 5 for Phillies

Under Vegas rules, the fat lady sung at the bottom of the fifth
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 5:01 AM CDT
Wind blows standing water on the pedestrian concourse in Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Game 5 of the World Series is stuck in a rain-soaked limbo in Philadelphia but it's all over in Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Nevada gaming ‘house rules’ state that a canceled game reverts to the score of the last finished inning, making it a 2-1 victory for the Phillies as far as bookies are concerned.

"We're just following the regular baseball rules," said the Las Vegas Hilton's sports book director. "We can't make exceptions." He acknowledges some bettors who backed the Rays may be upset. "It could be one of the worst bad beats you can get if the Rays come back and beat the Phillies," he said. "But it's not a bad beat yet."