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Man sues Sportsbet for 'blocking' winning streak

An Australian has taken online website Sportsbet to a Victorian court, claiming they stopped his winning streak and cost him a huge bonus bonus.

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Apr 8, 2024
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Man sues Sportsbet for 'blocking' winning streak

Australian sports betting enthusiast Robert MacMillan, 55, has taken action against Sportsbet in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, claiming they restricted his betting options after a five-week winning streak, thereby preventing him from pocketing more of his winnings. middle.

MacMillan explained that he started betting on Sportsbet back in 2005 and used the site for "many years, losing money most of the time". He is now seeking $35,000 in damages from the sports betting site, claiming that is the estimated amount he would have won if he had been allowed to continue his winning streak that began in late 2012.

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MacMillan had a good run over five weeks, breaking even on $22,500, and Sportsbet reportedly reduced his betting options to prevent him from placing doubles and other match bets. After winning $14,000 in one day in late December, MacMillan felt his winning streak could continue if he was allowed to continue betting as before, noting that Sportsbet seemed happy to allow him to bet until he started winning.

Lawyer Adrian Ryan defended Sportsbet at the hearing in April, arguing that the operator's website clearly stated that it had the power to restrict customers' betting habits and even refuse bets where it saw fit. He went on to say that the claim should not even be heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal because the Sportsbet license allowing them to operate was issued by the Northern Territory.

The president of the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal rejected Ryan's jurisdictional arguments and ordered the sports betting site to provide a formal response to MacMillan's allegations against it by the end of May.

The tribunal told Macmillan that his previous appearance on the website was not indicative of future outcomes and therefore his estimate of $35,000 damages was unlikely to be sustained as proceedings continued.

If Macmillan's claims are true, his compensation may be reduced, but the consequence for Sportsbet and other betting operators operating in Australia could be that all other unhappy customers will now go out of business.

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