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Gambler Sues Betfred in High Court for Not Paying Out £1.7m Win

A gambler has sued popular betting and casino, Betfred, for ‘unfairly’ refusing to pay out on his £1.7m win.

Gambler Sues Betfred in High Court for Not Paying Out £1.7m Win
Gambler Sues Betfred in High Court for Not Paying Out £1.7m Win

A gambler has sued popular betting and casino, Betfred, for ‘unfairly’ refusing to pay out on his £1.7m win. According to Mr Green, he was in a winning streak whilst paying the popular Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Blackjack game and decided to cash out at £1,722,923. The cash out request was in fact declined. Betfred claims that the win was due to the game containing a "defect" which made it more likely to pay out larger sums than intended. 


Betfred representatives say that the terms and conditions of the game clearly state that the game will not pay out in the event of an error and by Mr Green ticking the box to agree to the game’s terms and conditions, he was not entitled to the money.  


Speaking outside court after the hearing, Mr Green said:  

"I’m hoping I win, not just for myself, but for everybody, so this can’t happen to anybody else and they don’t have to go through the two-and-a-half to three years of what I’ve gone through." 

He said the news that he would not receive the money was "devastating", adding:  

"These big companies feel they are above the law and above the general public, the person in the street.  

"Somebody has got to win at some point." 

Mr Green's lawyer, James Couser, argued that, in order to comply with the Consumer Rights Act, the relevant terms should have been "prominently displayed, rather than tucked away on page 13 of a long, repetitive, and frankly tedious electronic document". 


Ruling will take place at a later date.  



 


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