Last week a man had a Rainbow Six ticket that he took for $1. He was close to a pool shot, but never had the chance. Despite him having it on one ticket, which is the supposed "rule", that ticket was taken, technically, for 5 times the base amount. No winner, even if he was the only ticket.
Today, races were taken off the turf due to the massive storm that hit south Florida. Those races, in the Rainbow Six sequence, were considered "alls". "Alls" in a hard to hit (some might say near-impossible to hit at these levels) bet are not even a bet at all. No one had a remote shot to hit the Rainbow Six today, and it brought in hundreds of thousands in handle.
If someone hits the Rainbow Six on one ticket, regardless of denomination, it can be argued that it's fair he or she takes home the prize.
If there are "all" races in a sequence due to, say for example, two or more off the turf races, one might argue a refund is in order.
Buyer beware is fine. But we have to remember, the Rainbow Six is trying to capture new lottery-type players, and perhaps some new fans. Being fair is probably something that should be considered.
What do you think?