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Man wins court battle over Betfred’s refusal to pay out £1.7m jackpot

Written by on 7 April 2021

An online casino player has won his High Court fight against Betfred’s refusal to pay out his £1.7 million jackpot winnings.

Andrew Green, 54, from Lincolnshire, said he was devastated and felt as though he had been “robbed” when Betfred told him it would not pay out following his win in 2018 because of a “defect” in the game.

Mr Green said after the ruling: “I’m numb, very numb.

“Pleased it’s over and done with, still so unreal.

“I don’t know what to say, it’s just unreal, we finally got it to an end, there’s relief.”

He continued: “This isn’t just a win for me, it’s a win for everybody – that they can’t treat people like this.

“People who use these platforms hopefully will realise with my story there is justice out there and don’t be bullied by these people and in the end, justice will be theirs, it will happen as it has for me.”

He added: “I did nothing wrong, I played a game, I was congratulated for five days on being a millionaire, and then it was snatched away from me.”

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