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Ladbrokes accept an accumulator bet that came in and they refuse to pay out £7,100,000 because of their error http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100108/tuk-oukoe-uk-britain-bet-fa6b408.html
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Ladbrokes accept an accumulator bet that came in and they refuse to pay out £7,100,000 because of their error

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100108/tuk-oukoe-uk-britain-bet-fa6b408.html
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#2
wow, bet he's well gutted. its clearly their fault for accepting the bet
#3
"We are happy to void the bets and to pay the customer his winnings on the relevant singles."

Yeah, I just bet they are.
#4
was just reading this-ladbrokes and other bookies do stuff like this all the time(altho obviously this one is on a bumper scale)-their excuse will be that its up to the punter to know the rules and that their cashiers are just there to accept bets and that they dont actually know all the rules themselves-its ridiculous of course-my opinion is that a betting slip should form a binding contract once accepted and if the bookie loses out them maybe they should try training their staff a bit better
#5
they always pull fast ones in the bookies
#6
They should at least pay him a million because it is there mistake.
#7
what an insult to just offer him £31.78, when it was thier mistake. They could of made him and higher offer to say sorry for thier mistake. I hope he gets something better when the IBAS get involved.
#8
by eckers thats absolutely disgusting £31.78!
i hope this man has got a good legal team behind him i reckon he should take them to all the way, but i suppose it depends on how much he wants the money!
#9
If he had lost would Ladbrokes have given him his stake back.

I doubt it very much
#10
Are you lot serious? Or did you not read the article??

Cliff Bryant, 52, had placed two 5-pound accumulator bets that snow would fall on 24 towns and cities across the north of England on Christmas Day.



It clearly isn't a million to one shot that there will be snow at xmas in the north of England :whistling:
#11
Johnboy_1975
Are you lot serious? Or did you not read the article??




It clearly isn't a million to one shot that there will be snow at xmas in the north of England :whistling:


but the point is Ladbrokes took his bet so should honour it;-)
#12
maybe they "should" but bets are not in fact legally binding.
#13
yorkielisa
but the point is Ladbrokes took his bet so should honour it;-)


I bet he put it on in a busy shop 3 minutes before a big race after weighing up which cashier was the least experienced.
#14
i know this guy i work in william hill and he also placed bets with us on the snow. it does state in the rules that only singles are accepted and even if they did honour the bet he wouldn get payed as much as they are saying as they have maximum payouts for us its 25.000 for this type of bet but again he would have only known this if he read the rules that are in the shop and lets be honest no-one reads those rules unless something like this happened
#15
7 Million is a joke, he knows fine well even if it wasnt a mistake he wouldnt get that amount.
I'm a work for Ladbrokes, and if you put on a Footie accumulator, the maximum payout is £1Million.
Same with the Irish lottery, and these are the bigger markets.

And when you get prices off the screens for these types of things, it tells you clearly at the bottom, "Win Singles Only"
Personally, i think hes chancing it.

Nvm the fact its related.
ie If it snows in one area, its a lot more likely its going to snow in others.
Thats why it says "Win Singles Only"

And they need these rules as theres always people going to be people who would go up with something dodgy at 2:59pm on a Saturday, when cashiers have a queue out the door for footie and just have to ring them through or people dont get on and moan about that instead.


Ladbrokes should have made their rules clearer, he added.

"They are one of the leading bookmakers in the country and I think they ought to do their homework a bit better in future."


Doesnt this ring true for him??
Every bookmakers have large rules posters in every shop in the country.
Theyr big enough to go from the top of a door down to the door handle.
And if he saw the prices on screen, it would tell him on the screen that accumulators werent possible.

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