Have you guys ever had an argument with your bookie over the voiding of an event? Here's what just happened...
There was a "Fantasy Match" market on A-League.
Sydney was 2.00, Draw was 3.25 and Brisbane was 2.50 or something.
The thing is... Brisbane has already played and lost 2-0 the night before, so basically, it was a bet on Sydney to score a goal @ odds of 2.00 in a game they were 1.70 favourites to win (and did win, 3-2).
I put my entire balance on the bet and it was accepted. Two hours later I got an e-mail saying that the bet had been voided as it had been placed after the event start time.
I have a screen shot of the initial bet with the start time clearly listed as 5:05pm, Sunday February 7, 2010 (the kick off time of the second game). I know bookies make their own rules, but technically speaking, they fucked up and should have honoured my bet.
Do you think I can win this battle?
I have spoken to my lawyer friend who seems to think we can take it further.
Has anyone here, or have you heard of anyone who has tried this before? It would help to know if there is precedence.
I wouldn't bother if it was $50, but it was almost $2k.
Click to view screen shot, clearly specifying closing time