Betfred Blackjack player wins £1.7m after High Court battle

Chris_Boro

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Incorrect. The type of jackpot game that it is, there isn’t really any major financial gain to be had by BetFred through refusing to pay it out.

There was no evidence of a glitch, the statistical chance of winning fairly was outweighed by the operator assuming it must have been a glitch without any evidence to prove it was.

In their mind, simply that he won was the glitch.
 

theredrooster

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So you’re suggesting it shouldnt have been possible to win?

I think it was the fact he won the jackpot 3 times within an hour that made them say it was a glitch as it defied statistics or something.

Anyway, pleased he's won his case but I agree with @Pak_Doo_Ik that it's scary what people will feed into these virtual games trying to win big. Dangerous stuff, just hope he quits whilst he's well ahead.
 

Chris_Boro

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So you’re suggesting it shouldnt have been possible to win?

Not at all. The operators assumed it must have been a glitch because he won as there was no evidence that there was one other than the slim statistical chances of him winning.

Therefore in the operators mind, the glitch was that he won against the odds and withheld payments on those grounds, dragging him through the courts after offering shut up money.
 

Emmersons_BrazillianDong

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There's so much the betting firms get away with in terms of bad management of their business.

Allowing self banned players to continue spending money they don't have, using terms and conditions to withhold payments and other shytehousery.

I actually enjoy a bet on the footy or sport but there's some terrible and predative practices that take place and put lots of people in misery
 

Nero

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Don't want to be the person that brings the mood down, but did I read in one of the reports he spent 6 hours on the game before he won? Shows how addictive these games are.

I know he deserves his payout, but I can't help but think there's some poor soul out there spending 6 hours a day playing these games and now thinks the next spin will bring them a £1.7m glitch
That's the real issue. These games are shocking and people risk destroying their lives due to addiction. Thankfully I have no interest in gambling and never have. I've worked with people who have suffered big time though.

It's about time society took a stance on gambling advertising similar to tobacco and alcohol.
 
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