Coral Refuse to Pay Out Winning Shop Bet

There have been many stories about gamblers feeling cheated after a bookie has refused to pay out what they thought was a winning bet. Most of the time the gambler has simply not understood the rules properly, and to be honest, while gutting, I don’t think they have a leg to stand on. For instance…

Are Entain About To Buy Boylesports?

Rumours are floating around the industry about the potential sale of Irelands biggest independent bookmaker, Boylesports. Obviously at this point in time everything is still very hush hush, but Entain are reportedly an interested party. Entain themselves were the target of a failed take over bid by MGM last year, followed by another by DraftKings; but…

Record £17 million Fine for Entain

Big companies love breaking records, but Entain probably won’t be so thrilled about this one. We are calling it a fine, although technically it isn’t one, since the figure was agreed on after discussions between the UKGC and Entain rather than being dictated to them – but for all intents and purposes it amounts to…

Coral Refuse to Pay out on 40/1 ‘Monster Bet’

When Phil Worthington, a retired electrician from Cheadle Hulme in Stockport, saw a 40/1 monster bet advertised in The Sun newspaper (or should we say comic) and decided to go for it, he couldn’t have imagined the issues that would follow. The bookie with which the bet was placed, Coral, has refused to pay out…

Ladbrokes Scolded for Refusing to Repay £102 Million Furlough Cash

During the height of the pandemic many businesses had no idea how or even if they would survive and make it out the other side. High street bookies were no different, and just like many other businesses many took advantage of the Government’s furlough scheme, allowing them to keep their staff members on full pay…

Entain Agree New Deal With Oddschecker

Most online bettors will know of Oddschecker. It’s an odds comparison site where punters can quickly scan to see if they can get a better price for the market they want to bet on somewhere else, among others things. Well, in July last year I wrote about how GVC Holdings (as Entain were then called)…