Thursday, 7 April 2011

UK Gambling Commission actually does something....

....But it wasn't over sporting integrity, it was over a voting & betting scandal on the X Factor...

Virgin Media staff in X Factor bet scam

Three Virgin Media employees have been sacked after using internal data on X Factor voting to bet on the show.

The three staff members bet on the outcomes of the show's weekly eliminations.

The Gambling Commission investigated after being alerted to suspicious activity by online bookmaker Betfair.

"We are satisfied that the bets placed were substantially unfair as the individuals involved had inside information," the commission said.

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According to the Gambling Commission, £16,000 worth of bets have been declared void, the first time such powers have been used under the Gambling Act 2005.



Nice to see them doing something but how about investigating something important, like bent football or snooker matches?

2 comments:

  1. It reads like the bets were placed on Betfair, so have/are Betfair refunding to the other parties?

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  2. according to the RP today, 91 customers involved and about 250 bets. So I gather about 88 of those were getting refunds.

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