Bet365, a UK based gambling firm is now being sued by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. This commission is claiming that Bet365 has misled punters about certain promotions which is completely false. The ACCC claims that Bet365 hasn’t disclosed everything that this promotion’s conditions were which resulted in punters wagering more money than they previously had.
This information came from a series of complaints from various punters who wager at Bet365. The fact of the matter is that punters have to review each one of the terms and conditions before they play a promotion, this is highly recommended by every online casino for this very reason. This won’t be the first time that an online casino has been sued due to these kind of complaints. The opening arguments will begin in early October, the ACCC is looking for Bet365 to pay out penalties but it’ll will more than likely be thrown out of the court as Bet365 has already confirmed that these terms and conditions were placed within the promotion. It isn’t their fault if punters choose not to take the time to review over each term and condition.
Commenting on the case the ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said, “The online betting industry is a growing business sector,” he said. “The Australian Consumer Law applies to this sector in the same way that it applies to other industries and sectors. The Consumer Law also requires that any conditions, limitations or restrictions should be made clear to the consumer before the purchase rather than after a consumer has been unfairly enticed into a transaction.”