Thursday, 14 February 2008

What are the odds?

I was amused by the news today that a gambling addict who lost £2.1 million is now suing bookmaker William Hill to get his money back. Graham Calvert claims he was able to open a new account with the bookies despite having agreed a process called self exclusion under which he shouldn't have been able to open that account.

However, I suspect he wouldn't have been complaining too much if his bets had been successful. I doubt very much he'd now be arguing that William Hill failed in its duty of care towards him.

Although I don't think he has a leg to stand on, if Mr Calvert has a spare £50,000 available, I'll gladly offer him odds of 25-1 against him winning his case.

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