High Court backs William Hill in gambling debt claim

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  • William Hill v Calvert

    This is the latest case following the House of Lords decision in Customs and Excise Commissioners v. Barclays Bank Plc to consider when a duty of care will arise in respect of pure economic loss. It is unsurprising that no general duty of care was found to exist towards problem gamblers, although a specific duty of care did arise in the particular circumstances of the case.
    However, that specific duty of care was of a very limited nature - it extended only to taking reasonable care to prevent the claimant from gambling by telephone, and did not extend to all forms of gambling offered by the defendant.

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  • Victory for Common Sense

    Well I have to say that I am not surprised or saddened by the ruling. I have no sympathy for the guy.

    If he would have won then the whole country would be suing each other across the pond.

    Its definitely a victory for common sense.

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  • online gaming companies -Beware !

    i feel i am in the same predicament only with an online gaming company, yes i may be a "problem gambler" but the fact still remains some companies will continue to take your money even when they know you are, others e.g. ladbrokes close my account when i told them my gambling was getting out of control, i have yet to decide how to proceed in dealing with the said company, am i entitled to free legal advice for this please?

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