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05 Sep 13 20:34
Date Joined: 12 Mar 07
| Topic/replies: 5,527 | Blogger: FINE AS FROG HAIR's blog
reading this particular section of the forum ?
If so, then could you run me through the reasoned points of law as to why no class action suit against the big bookies for closing down or limiting winners could ever hope to succeed.
After Pinny has proved that from a business point of view a sportsbook can be run without banning or limiting winners.
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Report FINE AS FROG HAIR September 5, 2013 9:35 PM BST
''after all Pinny---"
Report hectoratoratora September 6, 2013 7:10 AM BST
It has no chance ,its all about contract law  and "offer and acceptance".In brief for a contract to exist there needs to be offer and acceptance.The punter makes the offer ,if the bookmaker declines it then there is no acceptance so there is no contract.No contract= no legal relationship = nothing to sue over.
I was a lawyer in a previous life.
Report hectoratoratora September 6, 2013 7:21 AM BST
I ought to add ,suppose a bookmaker advertises prices on a event he is NOT making the punter an "offer" he is making ,in legal terms ,an invitation to treat.It is then up to the punter to make the offer ,which the gutless bookmaker then declines leaving the punter with no recourse.
Report FINE AS FROG HAIR September 6, 2013 9:27 AM BST
Thanks for clearing that up.
Just shows that the law can be a real ass at times.
The bookies are as you say totally gutless and imo totally immoral in running a " business' in this manner.
Report FINE AS FROG HAIR September 6, 2013 9:38 AM BST
Incidentally how do they legally get around the discrimination aspect of the matter ?
That is the bookie decides to accept offers from some punters but not others.
Report hectoratoratora September 6, 2013 10:24 AM BST
Because they can run there business however they choose,no one,rightly in my opinion,can be told who they do business with and who they dont.The use of the word discrimination has been parachuted in because its emotive,the bookmakers are not discriminating in any real sense of the word they are just exercising their right to be selective.Discrimination will only come into play if ,for example,a firm chose to imposed a blanket ban on a particular age group or race.
Report FINE AS FROG HAIR September 6, 2013 11:23 AM BST
Thanks again.
I suppose you could argue that these bookies are discriminating against persons who are NOT intellectually impaired.
Just joking, but wish I wasn't.
It all irritates the shinola out of me, and I can't understand how there isn't any sort of society wide backlash against the bookies for this abhorrent business practice.
Not a whisper of criticism from any consumer protection group et al.
Report FINE AS FROG HAIR September 6, 2013 11:39 AM BST
It is also a very good example of how basic fairness sometimes seems to have no place of standing in the rule of law.
Which might explain why I am so deeply unrespectful of laws at various times.
Has got me into some pretty hot water over the years.
Report racingguru September 8, 2013 7:04 AM BST
FAFH - I have long since ceased to get angry/annoyed and frustrated with the bookies for not taking a bet.

The only way to get revenge is to get smarter than them and be one step ahead to achieve the goal of getting your bets on. There are always ways! The sweetest moments are for me when B 3 6 5 are giving me free bets and 4/1 bonus offers etc knowing full well that in a few months (not few days) (if I play my cards right the acc will be restricted to pennies.
Report frog2 September 8, 2013 12:55 PM BST
The Robert MacMillan/Sportsbet case in Australia on this subject will interesting. At the very least it should make the public more aware of winners being restricted.
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