Betfair punters confident they will big tomorrow
NO longer are all horse racing gamblers living in bedsits over shops in provincial towns. Thanks to Betfair, they are now all rich. The online bookie offered Odds of 28-1 had been offered 28-1 on the favourite Voler La Vedette in 2pm woodiesdiy.com Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Only Betfair then declined to honour the bets. As the company says:
“Customers betting in-play on this race will have seen that Voler La Vedette was available to back at 29 when the in-running market was suspended, and that a considerable sum was matched on the clear winner at that price. An investigation has revealed that this was due to an obvious technical failure which allowed a customer to exceed their exposure limit. In accordance with our terms and conditions, all in running bets on this race, both win and place, will be made void. We fully appreciate the dissatisfaction this will cause many customers, and apologise for a very poor customer and betting experience.”
In other words, you only won because we stuffed up. So you didn’t win. How’s that for fair?
Still, gamblers, there’s always tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day. You will win one day. Really you will. You just need to keep on dedicating your life to following a midget on a horse and stick to your failsafe system…