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Game 5 bets on Phillies pay off in Vegas sports books

Updated: October 29, 2008, 7:25 PM ET
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What happens in Philly pays in Vegas.

In reality, the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies are tied 2-2 after rain halted Game 5 of the World Series after 5½ innings.

But in the world of Las Vegas sports books, the Phillies won 2-1 -- and side bets on the Phillies have to be paid out.

Confused? There's a simple explanation.

According to Nevada Gaming Commission rules, the final score of an official baseball game, for betting purposes, is determined by ...

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