Lucky Break

Betting Site Refunds Santorum Wagerers

Losing a bet can be infuriating—especially if only by a small margin. But it's not every day that gamblers get their money back even if they didn't win. Irish betting company Paddy Power decided to give Iowa caucus risktakers a break if they put their money on Rick Santorum. "Having lost by only 8 votes, the Rick Santorum supporters had every reason to be disappointed but as far as we're concerned the margin for error is just too small and we've decided to refund the money," the website explained in a release. Who knows whether the online bookie will be so forgiving after the New Hampshire primary. Paddy Power recently released odds touting Mitt Romney as "the clear favorite at 1/25 with Paddy Power," with Rick Santorum following at 16/1.