A Student is taking bet365 to court after the operator refused to payout her £1million horse racing winnings and accused her of ‘cheating’ after ‘third party supplied her £25,000 stake’
Student Megan McCann said she is entitled to £1million winnings after a successful £25,000 wager on horse races.
She bet on 12 horses in four different races l but was told she could not have her winnings because a ‘third party’ provided her stake
Miss McCann has filed a writ in the High Court in Northern Ireland accusing the firm of breach of contract.
But her account was then suspended and closed, with bet365 understood to be accusing Miss McCann of ‘fraud and cheating’, which she denies.
Miss McCann is demanding damages of more than £1million for breach of contract.
According to the Telegraph, she claims the rule about staking her own bet was ‘buried in the terms and conditions’ which were ‘too lengthy and complex’ and ‘much too vague’ to understand.
One legal document written to bet365’s representatives seen by the paper said: ‘Our client’s case is very straightforward. She placed a bet with your client. She won. She is entitled to her winnings’.
Bet365 has confirmed an investigation took place into the circumstances of the wager and that the firm was ‘satisfied’ winnings are ‘not payable’ and expects any trial to uphold its decision.
We have to ask why the parties haven’t tried to mediate their claim.