Betfred

brir

Winger

Absolutely disgraceful

Absolutely disgraceful
Hes just been on the radio and said that he has a history of heart complaints
Bedfred playing the long game here?
 
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Jimmy Smash

Goalkeeper
I'd be interested to know about the stake sizes in this case.

I don't know that much about Blackjack, but I'm sure a £1.7m payout doesn't lend itself to the stakes of your average Joe.

I'd suspect a malfunction of sorts is probably the case given the above, and offering him £60k to keep his gob shut, is clearly to avoid adverse publicity.

I wish him luck however, I detest the bookies and their greed, despite having worked for one many moons ago.
 

Titus

Striker
I'd be interested to know about the stake sizes in this case.

I don't know that much about Blackjack, but I'm sure a £1.7m payout doesn't lend itself to the stakes of your average Joe.

I'd suspect a malfunction of sorts is probably the case given the above, and offering him £60k to keep his gob shut, is clearly to avoid adverse publicity.

I wish him luck however, I detest the bookies and their greed, despite having worked for one many moons ago.
Probably some leveraged 'bonus' sort of game I would've thought.
 
the fact that 60k was offered suggests the punter has a case. If there was a malfunction, why offer anything at all ?
I think it's fairly common in many potential court cases for companies to want to settle without any admission of guilt. It might cost them more than £60k to defend it and there's always the chance you'll lose. Equally if it goes to court it'll definitely be in the press so there's the negative of that to consider as well; regardless of the merits of the case, if people think they won't pay out they might stop using them and that would cost them a lot more than 60k.

As others have said though, bookies by and large are complete scum and I love seeing them lose money so I hope this lad wins his case.
 

bomber

Winger
I'd be interested to know about the stake sizes in this case.

I don't know that much about Blackjack, but I'm sure a £1.7m payout doesn't lend itself to the stakes of your average Joe.

I'd suspect a malfunction of sorts is probably the case given the above, and offering him £60k to keep his gob shut, is clearly to avoid adverse publicity.

I wish him luck however, I detest the bookies and their greed, despite having worked for one many moons ago.
Iam no expert but blackjack imo would need stakes of tens of thousands of pounds to be anywhere near winning £1.7 million,did he have those funds? If no then Bedfred will easily prove it and piss it in court imo and the guy will have a canny legal bill.
 

Jimmy Smash

Goalkeeper
the fact that 60k was offered suggests the punter has a case. If there was a malfunction, why offer anything at all ?
Iam no expert but blackjack imo would need stakes of tens of thousands of pounds to be anywhere near winning £1.7 million,did he have those funds? If no then Bedfred will easily prove it and piss it in court imo and the guy will have a canny legal bill.
Whilst we're not going to get it, prior to a court case anyway, some further context to this case would be welcome, to see what's at play.

If I were him, and I was aware that it was a malfunction, I'd be snapping their hands off for £60k and walking away. If he proceeds otherwise, he's chancing his arm, which, very probably, won't end well. Betfred's £60k offer, may not be any kind of admission of guilt at all, but merely to keep it from festering in the press.
 

Nathan Gunn

Midfield
Take the 60k and run. Not worth the risk of losing in court. Betfred could afford to pay out if they lose, not sure punter could.

60k isn't a bad result is it.
 

bomber

Winger
Whilst we're not going to get it, prior to a court case anyway, some further context to this case would be welcome, to see what's at play.

If I were him, and I was aware that it was a malfunction, I'd be snapping their hands off for £60k and walking away. If he proceeds otherwise, he's chancing his arm, which, very probably, won't end well. Betfred's £60k offer, may not be any kind of admission of guilt at all, but merely to keep it from festering in the press.
If he didn't have the funds to win the £1.7 million which I suspect then he's a total fool pursuing the matter,it's akin to a huge lump landing in one's bank account through an error,iam sure it's classed as a criminal offence these days if it's not reported.Not really much different to this imo.
 

Jimmy Smash

Goalkeeper
If he didn't have the funds to win the £1.7 million which I suspect then he's a total fool pursuing the matter,it's akin to a huge lump landing in one's bank account through an error,iam sure it's classed as a criminal offence these days if it's not reported.Not really much different to this imo.
It's an intriguing case, I'll be watching this one with great interest.
 

brir

Winger
If he didn't have the funds to win the £1.7 million which I suspect then he's a total fool pursuing the matter,it's akin to a huge lump landing in one's bank account through an error,iam sure it's classed as a criminal offence these days if it's not reported.Not really much different to this imo.
But, that doesn't seem to be the issue from what we know. They blaming a computer glitch
 

a1970man

Midfield
Just make a counter offer of £125,000 and you'll settle the case without any admission of guilt.

Pay off the mortgage, have a nice holiday and buy a new car.
 

bomber

Winger
But, that doesn't seem to be the issue from what we know. They blaming a computer glitch
Happens in banking,iirc folks are now prosecuted if they don't inform the banks,this fella imo was unlikely to have had the initial funds to win £1.7 million and all Betfred have to do is access his bank accounts to prove it.
 

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