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Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:01 am
by GFC1966
Im trying to take Paddy Power to small claims court. The problem I have is that they have multi companies and its not clear who the claim needs to be addressed to. I have gone to arbitration but as posted on here else where this is one sided. The claim is still with the small claims court as They say I need to address it to the legal entity.

My complaint is

Im looking to recover the winnings from a bet placed on 10th August 2017. On the day in question I was told I won £8931. They were unable to pay me that night due to lack of funds in the safe. I was asked to return the following day to collect my winnings. I was then offered £5781, this was due to a ruling they claimed to display in their betting shops at all times. I disputed this at the time and asked evidence of this ruling. I was shown a ruling on screen that in no way represented the bet I placed. Five days later I return to the shop and took photos of all 24 screens in store. Not one screen displayed this ruling. I then took the matter to a Independent Betting Adjudication Service. They found in the bookmakers favour based on
different supposed ruling known as happy The claimant claims interest under section 69 of the County Courts Act 1984 at the rate of 8% a year from 10/08/2017 to 31/01/2018 on £8,931.00 and also interest at the same rate up to the date of judgment or earlier.

Has anyone taken a bookmaker to court?

Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:50 pm
by Jimmy Justice

Going to court even the small claims court is a long drawn out process. Whether PP think they will win or not they will take every avenue available to them to delay matters and put you under pressure. Many bookmakers do this, not just PP

Regarding the name on the claim form, it depends where you placed the bet and in which country. Many of these companies are complex in their structure, so you need find out the correct name based on my questions. This type of thing is a common delay used by companies. You must change the name to the correct name or your case will fail.

We can't provide a view on the dispute without knowing the exact bet and the term and condition used by PP & IBAS to find against you. All I can say at this stage is that a term and/or condition is unlikely to stand up in law unless it is easily accessible, understandable and balanced to both parties. You seem to hint it was inaccessible?

We prefer to deal with cases like yours in private, but it's your choice. You can use if you wish.


Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:05 pm
by Hit6300
Hi, Jimmy.

Yes, I have problem with Betfair. from August 2018. :cry:
My account is blocked.
I make bets for Verdasco/Sousa.
Support Betfair write: investigation is being, wait please.

Help me, please ?

Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:56 am
by Jimmy Justice
Thank you for your post.

I've attached our advisory leaflet. The advice depends on where you live. If you are betting from the UK everything applies, if you are betting from the European Union most things do, but you have to replace UK courts with the EU court and the same with alternative resolution. If you are outside the EU you need to llok at your own country's legal system.

You mention the 'small claims court'. It's important to say that you should explore all the other options first. In general courts don't like using their time on something that could have been solved elsewhere. We do have email/letter templates you can adopt for this, which can be obtained by email.

I hope this helps?


Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:36 pm
by Hit6300
Know your rights when betting 11-18.pdf
I read this: ... s-hearing/

At the hearing a judge will ask you some questions. You'll be in a normal room and you'll sit separately from the defendant. The judge won't wear a wig or gown.
Small claims hearings are public so there might be people watching, but usually only people connected to the claim will be there.
How to deal with this if I live in another country? :)
Need to write a petition with a note: "Please consider the lawsuit without my participation" (need write the reason)? :idea:

Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm
by Hit6300
rate of 8%
Write, please, how did you calculate this percentage?
I read
section 69 of the County Courts Act 1984
there is no such information in this paragraph.

Re: Help taking Paddy Power to small claims court.

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:44 am
by Jimmy Justice
It must be a nightmare, but to be honest you're getting well above my personal knowledge. I'm not a lawyer, so my knowledge of English and UK law is fairly basic. May be somebody legally qualified living near to you might be able help?