Gambling Claims

1. What is gambling?

We are commonly asked “what is gambling?” At Francis Wilks & Jones solicitors we have expertise in all types of gambling related claims. As part of that expertise is obviously dealing with the fundamental question of “what is gambling?” and this is one of the many areas we can assist you with.

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2. What is betting?

We are often asked “what is betting?” At Francis Wilks & Jones solicitors we have expertise in many types of betting related claims. As part of that skill set we can deal with the obvious question of “what is betting?” as part of the advice we can give to you.

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3. Do bookies have to pay out by law?

We are commonly asked “Do Bookies Have to Pay Out By Law?”. It is a very important question when considering gambling and betting claims especially if you are owed significant amounts of money from a betting company. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the expertise to be able to answer the question “Do Bookies Have to Pay Out By Law?”

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4. What can you do if bookmakers refuse to pay you out?

We often deal with the issue of “What can you do if bookmakers refuse to pay out?”. There are a number of ways of dealing with this question and at Francis Wilks & Jones, we can help you if a bookmaker refuses to pay out and recover your winnings for you.

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5. What can you do if you win at online betting but the book makers won't pay you out?

We often asked “what can you do if you win at online betting but the bookmakers won’t pay you out”. As experts at gambling and betting claims, here at Francis Wilks & Jones, there are a number of ways we can deal with this issue of recovering your winnings from a bookmakers.

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6. Do you have an online gambling dispute?

Do you have an online gambling dispute?  To work this out, we need to understand how the dispute has arisen.  We advise all of our clients to first consider what has led them to this situation.  Whilst litigation is a powerful tool, it is not always the most appropriate or cost-efffective course of action. Our expert gambling team at Francis Wilks & Jones can discuss the various options in relation to dealing with online gambling companies in relation to how they have dealt with your account and your winnings.

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7. Can I sue an online casino?

We advise our clients on whether they can sue online casinos where the online casino refuses to pay the individual out after a single or a series of wins.  As well as suing the online casino, which is also known as issuing proceedings in England and Wales, we can also assist you with negotiating the payment of your winnings in full.  So please be safe in the knowledge that you can trust our expert gambling team here at Francis Wilks & Jones to assist you further with any potential claim against an online casino.

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8. What can you do to resolve a problem with betting payouts?

We are often asked ‘what can I do to resolve a problem with betting payouts’.  Here at Francis Wilks & Jones we significant gaming and gambling experience, handling claims is what we do best whether that is an ongoing claim or negotiating without prejudice settle sums to recover your unpaid winnings.

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9. What to do when a bookmaker won't pay you?

We are frequently asked “what should you do if a bookmaker won’t pay you”.  There are many possible options recover your winnings from bookmakers who refuse to pay you your winnings. As true experts at exerting pressure on gambling and betting companies to justify their actions in situations where they retain players money, we can assist you.

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10. Can I sue a bookmaker?

We advise our clients on whether they can sue bookmakers (bookies) in situations where they refuse to pay the individual out after a series of winning bets. This can also be the case after a single (usually large) win. As well as suing the bookmakers (bookies), which is formally known as issuing legal proceedings in England and Wales, we can also assist you in negotiating the payment of your winnings from the bookmakers (bookies).  Our expert gambling team here at Francis Wilks & Jones can assist you further with the recovery of withheld betting / gambling winnings against a bookmakers (bookies).

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11. What is the maximum payout a bookies will make?

This is a question which our expert gambling team has faced time and time again.  In short, each bookies (or more formally known as gambling / betting companies) will usually have their own terms and conditions which will specify what their maximum payout will be.  We can and often do advise our clients on their bookies’ terms and conditions.  Our expert gambling team here at Francis Wilks & Jones will assist you further with any queries that you have in respect of your chosen bookies terms and conditions.

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12. What are the online betting payout rules?

We are often asked the question ‘what are all online betting payout rules’.  The answer to this is that each betting company will have its own terms and conditions which will govern what they will payout for, in what quantities and how frequently.  We advise our clients on gambling companies’ terms and conditions to decide if the betting company has adhered to its own gaming terms and conditions and whether our clients have any legitimate grounds for complaining and / or bring claims to recover their gaming winnings.  Our expert gambling team here at Francis Wilks & Jones will to assist you further with any queries that you have in respect of your chosen online betting provider’s payout rules.

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13. Can you take your bookmaker to court?

When we are asked “can I take my bookmaker to court” we tell our clients to first consider why they want to take such action.  The answer is yes you can take your bookmaker to court although we will help you decide if this is the right course of action to take. Litigation is not always the most appropriate course of action and we must be mindful of the Pre-Action Conduct which is a set of rules of how the courts expect potential litigants to behave. Our expert gambling team here at Francis Wilks & Jones can talk you through the various options in relation to dealing with bookmakers behaviour treatment of your winnings, of which litigation is just one.

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