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'Betfair king' gets five years in the clink

The conman portraying himself as the 'Betfair king' finally got his come-uppance yesterday, five years' gaol.

'King of Betfair' jailed for conning friends out of £400,000

A gambler who boasted of being the “King of Betfair” after convincing family friends to sink £400,000 into his bogus betting system was jailed for five years today.

Elliott Short, 26, used a chauffeur-driven Mercedes, stayed in upmarket hotels and was a regular at London nightclubs. Short also jetted off on holidays around the globe and spent thousands of pounds on designer clothes from Harrods.

He even managed to dupe the News of the World into running a story about his apparent success, convincing reporters he had netted more than £21 million from his system.


More history on the story below.

'Betfair king' turns out to be just another conman

News of the World caught out by deluded 'Betfair millionaire'

If it sounds to be good to be true, it ALWAYS is. Making a regular profit from wagering is hard work, anyone that tells you otherwise is a bullshit artist.

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