Boyd v. Winston: When Prop Bets Go Bad

by , Jun 16, 2009 | 5:32 pm

A little smoking area convo with Dutch Boyd (after a heads-up from @robertgoldfarb) led to this little tidbit. Dutch Boyd and Roy Winston supposedly made a $5,000 prop bet at the 2008 WSOP regarding to Player of the Year points. Boyd supposedly won the bet, and when it came time to pay up at the start of the 2009 WSOP, Winston indicated that he would not pay.

Jen: “Did Winston specifically say he wasn’t going to pay you?”
Dutch: “Pretty much, yeah.”

And from his Twitter:

Feeling rather annoyed… A liitle short in the horse and Roy “the Oracle” Winston is welching on a 5k prop bet. Lame.

Methinks “The Oracle” didn’t anticipate Boyd would pursue this any further. Whoops.

2 Comments to “Boyd v. Winston: When Prop Bets Go Bad”

  1. Zero

    I doubt anyone has any compassion for someone welching on a bet with Dutch Boyd. Karma is a bitch.

  2. DanM

    I am going to withhold any judgment until hearing from all the principals. People tend to take accusations of cheating and withholding money pretty seriously in this biz, and yet oftentimes it’s just a matter of miscommunication or understanding of original terms … or even just weak slowpay.

    Have never heard Winston’s names on the usual list of bet-welchers, and though Boyd has his past troubles, the only anti-Dutch complaints I’ve heard in recent years were from Steve Hall — who doesn’t voice them anymore, and frankly, I think Steve had a solution in front of him that he didn’t quite get.

    At the same time, I entered this series with two WSOPeople owing me money. One of them has paid, one has not. Have thought about giving til the end of the Series before outing … kinda like reverse extortion.