Betfred refuse punter £189,000 ‘winnings’ after error on betting slip


• Gambler will take case to arbitration in claim for £212,000
• Punter says was told bet would be settled on intended wager

A bookmaker has refused to pay £189,000 to a punter who made a mistake in writing out a six-horse accumulator and included Bailarico, who finished third, rather than Bialco, a winner. David Smith, a 60-year-old from Loughborough, still received £23,000 from his spectacularly successful choices on that day a fortnight ago but contends that Betfred should have paid him £212,000 and plans to take the matter to the arbitrator Ibas.

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Written by Chris Cook
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