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October 23, 2014

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Stratosphere pays off disputed sports bet

The Stratosphere has paid Michael Shackleford of Las Vegas on a disputed sports betting ticket worth $2,900, one week after a Las Vegas Sun story detailed Shackleford's case with the state Gaming Control Board regarding the ticket.

Officials with the Stratosphere originally declined to cash the ticket when Shackleford tried to redeem it Jan. 26 because it was six days past its expiration date.

Shackleford had bet $1,000 on a Sept. 22 college football game, netting $1,900 when Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech as a plus-190 underdog.

Shackleford filed a dispute with the Gaming Control Board claiming the casino should be held accountable for the wager.

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