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Paddy Power rule change

  • 18-09-2015 2:53pm
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    As per above, I noticed PP changed rules on boxing while looking for something else on their rule pages.

    A couple of years ago a televised fight ended due to clash of heads at start of 3rd round. The fight was classed as technical draw (the first time I'd heard of this!) which I assumed it would be a non-contest for gambling purposes but PP settled on a draw.

    At this time their rules on this were vague in my opinion, the body in question rules also seemed to indicate non-contest but fight was announced as technical draw in the ring. I challenged this with them over course of a week (based on twitter and FB I wasnt alone) and they confirmed result was draw as this was result announced in ring and referred me to Boxrec (great website and ironic they wouldnt settle bet for me using this website subsequently and I waited in a shop for 2 hours for payment even though it was televised US fight)

    Their stance on issue really annoyed me as majority of bookmakers voided bets or draw and voided bets. Since then I only bet with them for their special or when odds are greater.

    This week I asked when the rule was changed, I can only see the page was updated in July this year. They have advised they cannot tell me when. I have asked for clarification on what the term 'cannot' means, is it a case they cant or wont tell me. I'm under no illusions the original bet will now be paid out and I thought it unfair it the time, but now it stinks and will stink even more if rule was changed shortly after above.