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SkyBet Football Odds Offered in Error

UK online betting firm SkyBet accidentally offered the wrong odds for a football match last weekend, causing outraged players to complain to the Daily Mail newspaper.

SkyBet had offered a 25:1 odds for a Paris Saint-Germain in its Champions League match against Chelsea last week via its mobile app. The club ended up coming from behind and won the match on away goals, causing players who took the bet to cash in. SkyBet claims that the odds were offered in error, and only paid out the bets at a rate of 9:2.

The betting firm says that it reserves the right to modify bets whose odds were placed in error, and that players agree to terms and conditions that spell that rule out.

The row eventually found its way to the world of politics where Labour Party MP Graham Jones grandstanded, calling SkyBet "a rip-off company willing to take their customers to the cleaners and deceive them. This is typical of the gambling industry."

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17 March 2015 - 12:10pm
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They made a mistake, they should pay up. What do you think they would say if a punter said they accidentally typed £10 instead of £1000 when submitting a winning bet? Or if they said they made a mistake and picked the wrong team? There is no way SkyBet would pay in either case so they should be held to the same standard.

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17 March 2015 - 1:54pm
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I agree 100%. They should pay up.

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18 March 2015 - 12:41am
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Gee, I'd hate to have been the one who entered the "wrong odds"!

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18 March 2015 - 1:45am
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Yes some poor bugger probably lost their job over this. I doubt they enter the odds themselves because a lot of it is automated but maybe they got the rules of the game wrong or something which caused the system to calculate the wrong odds.

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18 March 2015 - 8:13pm
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Not surprised, at all.
If you win at slot which worked incorrectly - they confiscate money. If you lose - well, you just lose.
There is no justice in such cases with operators errors, so just as a fact -if they made mistake - you can't profit from it(in most cases of course).

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19 March 2015 - 11:01pm
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Oh yes. And of course imagine if PSG had not equalised and won on away goals. Do you think they would have refunded everyone who bet at 25/1? Not a chance in hell.

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