WILLIAM HILL are paying out to customers who bet QPR (10-1 pre-season) to win the Championship after they clinched the title with a 2-0 win at Watford.
The club could be hit by a fine or points deduction when the FA meet next week to discuss a problem over third-party ownership of a player they signed.
Punters have been concerned their ante-post bets would have been wiped out but Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “We are paying out on QPR regardless of the outcome of any subsequent punishments which may be applied to the club.
“There is no way the vast majority of punters could have been aware off-field actions could potentially affect their points title.
“However, in the event Rangers are deducted points and therefore adjudged not to have finished first in the table we will also pay on whichever club is.”
Hills have opened a book on where QPR will finish in the Premier League next season if they get there. A top-10 finish is 7-1, 11th to 14th 3-1, 15th to 17th 11-8 and relegated 7-4. They are 2-5 to stay up.