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Category: Sport betting

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Bet365 obtained details of punter’s account via Skrill in McCann case

• Skrill complied with order to reveal details of McCann’s account• Megan McCann suing bookie for nearly £1m in unpaid winningsA legal case from January 2017 which relates to Megan McCann’s long-running attempt to sue Bet365 for £1m appears to suggest …

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‘People are dying’: Campaigners want gambling classed a public health issue

• Charles and Liz Ritchie’s son Jack killed himself after gambling• ‘The industry targets vulnerable and those already addicted’Campaigners for stronger government regulation of gambling have called for it to be classed as a public health concern and f…

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Fresh claims throw doubt over Ladbrokes’ ‘cancelled’ bet settlements

• Guardian highlighted problem with procedures in November• ‘Tens of thousands of pounds are still at stake,’ says FairheadLadbrokes’ recent claim that all customers affected by a long-standing software “glitch” had been contacted and, in many cases, p…

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Fresh claims throw doubt over Ladbrokes’ ‘cancelled’ bet settlements

• Guardian highlighted problem with procedures in November• ‘Tens of thousands of pounds are still at stake,’ says FairheadLadbrokes’ recent claim that all customers affected by a long-standing software “glitch” had been contacted and, in many cases, p…

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Revealed: the ‘dire consequences’ of football’s relationship with gambling

• Some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets• ‘Gambling is the worst addiction,’ major new study is toldThe relentless involvement of betting companies in football has drawn a generation of young men into strongly associating their support…

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Revealed: the ‘dire consequences’ of football’s relationship with gambling

• Some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets• ‘Gambling is the worst addiction,’ major new study is toldThe relentless involvement of betting companies in football has drawn a generation of young men into strongly associating their support…

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McCann case may put bookies’ treatment of winning punters in the spotlight

• Teenager not paid after winning bets totalling nearly £1m• Remote Gambling Association denies ‘cartel-like’ behaviourThe legal case in which Megan McCann, a young punter from Northern Ireland, is suing the online bookmaker Bet365 for more than £1m in…

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Ladbrokes pay punters after technical ‘glitch’ cancelled winning bets

• Bookmaker declines to confirm how many clients affected• ‘Goodwill’ payments made to unknown number of customersLadbrokes admitted on Monday that a long-standing “technical glitch” in its software for processing online bets may have led customers “to…

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Talking Horses: new data suggests 4% of punters have accounts restricted

A survey analysed by Justice For Punters offers one of the few data-based insights into extent of the issueOne of the more vexed questions in modern betting concerns how often bookmakers are willing to restrict winning customers or close down their acc…

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Unregulated Asian betting exchanges a threat to British racing, warns BHA

• Dunshea: ‘If it’s not regulated, it’s a significant threat’ • Asian Racing Federation has already set up betting taskforceRacing’s ruling body is preparing to put its weight behind efforts begun in Asia to deal with the increasing problem posed by un…

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Peterborough’s director Barry Fry charged over alleged betting

• Alleged misconduct took place in 2017-18, FA says • Club chairman tweeted support to Barry FryBarry Fry, Peterborough’s director of football, has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.A statement from the FA …

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Ban on TV betting ads during other live sports can be boost to racing | Greg Wood

The new whistle-to-whistle blackout on gambling adverts excludes horse racing and should work in the sport’s favourIt is not often that bookmakers give in to pressure from anti-gambling groups without being forced to, so Thursday’s news that the bigges…

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Ban on TV betting ads during other live sports can be boost to racing | Greg Wood

The new whistle-to-whistle blackout on gambling adverts excludes horse racing and should work in the sport’s favourIt is not often that bookmakers give in to pressure from anti-gambling groups without being forced to, so Thursday’s news that the bigges…

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UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address concern…

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Best bet to combat gambling? Teach children bookies’ odds don’t add up | Greg Wood

A one-hour lesson would arm youngsters in Britain for what has become the wildest gambling regime this side of Las VegasTwo stories over the past few days can only have reinforced the view of some – perhaps many – sports fans that the UK’s gambling ind…

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William Hill in goodwill gesture after punter’s SP complaint

• Bookmaker paid 16-1 on Untold Secret offered at 28-1 elsewhere• William Hill to make additional payment to winning puntersWilliam Hill has decided to offer an additional payment to those who took the firm’s own starting price of 16-1 about Untold Sec…

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Pressure grows on Ladbrokes after settlements over ‘cancelled’ bets

• Company has settled at least four ‘cancelled’ bet cases • Speculation that Ladbrokes knew about issues for monthsLadbrokes is under increasing pressure to explain what appear to be longstanding issues with its process for accepting and rejecting bets…

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Ladbrokes may be forced to pay out on hundreds of ‘cancelled bets’

• Independent body investigating three near-identical disputes• Decision in favour of punters could bring torrent of claimsLadbrokes could be forced to pay out on hundreds of bets which were turned down by its trading team if the Independent Betting Ar…

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William Hill on verge of selling on-course pitches, prompting SP concerns

• Bookmaker has been ever-present since 1934• Sale will raise concerns for the future of SP systemWilliam Hill, one of the most famous names in gambling and ever-present in British betting rings since 1934, could vanish from racecourse rings within wee…

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Football fans’ great expectations: why they should lower them by 10% | Greg Wood

Master statistician Nate Silver has crunched football’s numbers and found managers are paying price for supporters’ blind faithHow well do you know your football team? And how do you think they will get on next weekend? Because my bet would be that how…