Gambler claims Betfair staff helped him ‘circumvent’ addiction control systems

Developer Lee Gibson is suing the Flutter group subsidiary for £1.4 million, claiming negligence and breach of industry codes of practice

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
26th September, 2021
Gambler claims Betfair staff helped him ‘circumvent’ addiction control systems
Court filings allege that Gibson, who runs a property development firm, opened a Betfair account in 2009 and that by 2012 Betfair staff should have known that he was at risk or was experiencing harms associated with gambling.

A problem gambler is suing a betting firm within the Dublin headquartered Flutter Entertainment group for £1.4 million after claiming he was told by staff how to “circumvent” responsible gambling queries in order to keep betting.

Lee Gibson has lodged a case in the London High Court against TSE Malta LP, trading as Betfair, which is part of the same group that owns Paddy Power.

As part of his claim, Gibson alleged that...

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