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does bookie have to pay advertised price

  • 11-01-2015 9:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,879 ✭✭✭ Guffy

    So spotted a stupid price for a market today and its after coming in. So the bookie had it written up on their coupons on the wall in store. Took the price down and she took the docket and the money.

    They're just gona say mistake, though **** right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭ BrianBoru00

    They most likely have a rules poster somewhere in the shop.

    In it "obvious mistakes" would be one of the rules where they have made a genuine error in the publication of the pricing.
    Another in the same section will probably handle the taking of a bet in error i.e. at a busy time you backed the favorite at 20/1 or something similar.

    Most shops also have the docket time stamped and will have a record of the price changes.

    So in short - yes.

    Bear in mind also that there is no legal requirement to pay you a winning bet, correctly priced or otherwise - a bookmaker is making a gentlemans bet with you which is not enforceable in law.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,879 ✭✭✭ Guffy

    didn't realise that, ah was just curious. I know they haven't a notion of paying it.