Gambler Calvert loses £2m claim against William Hill
Graham Calvert has lost his case against William Hill seeking the bookmaker to repay £2 million of his losses.
Calvert, a greyhound trainer from Houghton-le-Spring, had claimed that the bookmaker failed in their “duty of care” to him after allowing him to place bets even though he placed himself on a self-exclusion list.
However, Mr Justice Briggs has ruled today in the High court that William Hill is not liable for the losses.
He did acknowledge that the company failed to take “reasonable steps” to stop Calvert from gambling but said that Calvert’s problem gambling would have led to his financial demise eventually, regardless of William Hill’s negligence.
If Calvert should have won today’s case, then bookmakers throughout the country would have been shaking in their boots.
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Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-03-12 11:52:58