Bookies stiff grandma on 200-1 bet on grandson’s Olympic medal8/22/2012
Linda Aldred's faith in her grandson should have put $1,580 in her pocket. Sam Oldham was part of the British men's gymnastics team that scored one of the bigger upsets of the Olympic Games by winning bronze in the team competition, and Aldred had put a five-pound note (about $7.90) on him to medal. But bookmakers at the Betfred betting shop now insist the bet was for an individual medal, even though that distinction is nowhere to be found on the slip. She's taken her cause up with an arbitration service, but without much hope. "I could have used the winning to pay for my ticket to see Sam at the 2016 Olympics in Rio," she sighed. [Source]
Should the bookies have to pay up?