All bets are off

Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 - 8:51 pm PDT

In light of the unexpected late-breaking news, officials declared today that “all bets are off.” According to the statement, all bets placed on or before July 9, 2003, are henceforth to be considered null and void. New bets, those placed starting on or after July 10, 2003, will be honored in full. This ruling covers all bets and wagers of any sort, both so-called “gentlemen’s bets”, and those in which money or other things of value are at stake.