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Euler
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Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:31 am

Interesting story. Wasn't aware bookies have a no third party rule as well!!!

Her lawyers contend that the wording of such a ‘no third party rule’ clause effectively means that “the husband who puts a bet on the winner of X-factor for his wife, or on the winner of the Grand National, would have those winnings ‘robbed’ of him.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07 ... g_share_tw

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:38 am

Interesting, never heard of that before. It would bring into question syndicates, even those that operate on the exchanges

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:19 am

I think she wins. Fairly surprised Bet365 want to open the can of worms..

Likely the judge will tell them to reword conditions etc..

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:27 am

I hope she wins - once a bookie takes a bet they should ALWAYS have to pay out if it wins - too late afterwards to cry foul for ANY reasons - had the bet lost they wouldn't be saying 'we think a third party is involved so here's your money back'. A bet is a binding contract and using unfair terms and conditions won't stand up in court. I hope they also get fined an equal amount!

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Probably, Ray Winstone doesn't like anyone else earning the same as what he does. :)

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:51 pm

All that needs to be asked is.......If the bet had lost would bet365 have refunded the losing bet, will all know the answer too that.........no doubt she wins this case.

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 pm

If its found in Bet365s favour then that would surly have to open the floodgates to people asking for refunds of their losing bets on the grounds a 'friend' or 'family' member placed the bet for them - a clear breach of Bet365 T&C's therefore it should be voided!

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Dallas wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 pm
If its found in Bet365s favour then that would surly have to open the floodgates to people asking for refunds of their losing bets on the grounds a 'friend' or 'family' member placed the bet for them - a clear breach of Bet365 T&C's therefore it should be voided!
i'm sure many of us have benefitted from *short term loans* from family and friends. i'm honestly not sure how a court would be able to establish that her funds were not loaned monies. flimsy....

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:21 pm

She wasn't messing about either, £26k worth of permed each way lucky 15s!

Surely that must have arroused suspicion when it was first placed. The bet could have easily been declined or offered to a much restricted stake. If they accepted the bet, they should have to pay out.

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:33 pm

Yes, perhaps this is the issue. £26k of bets for a 19 year-old is a staggering bet, but you also have to ask the question "where does a 19 year-old get £26k?" - perhaps on investigation, it became clear to Bet365 that she was connected to somebody else, that is either banned from Bet365, or somebody who is a known criminal

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