Naughty Punters at Betfair

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Old Dec 14, 2005, 5:34pm   #1
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Naughty Punters at Betfair

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Old Dec 14, 2005, 5:47pm   #2
 
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It will be interesting to see the outcome, I wonder if it was the last minute bets or the fact that punters were collecting their winnings that alerted betfair my cynical mind is biased towards the latter
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Old Dec 14, 2005, 6:16pm   #3
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Betfair are very alert to this sort of thing. It is unlikley that the collection of the bets alerted them and far more likely that is was the continuous winning coupled with last minute betting that gave them away.


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Old Dec 14, 2005, 7:56pm   #4
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I don't think any rules have been broken

wink, wink nudge, nudge is common in horse racing

bookies use inside knowledge all the time.
trainers use inside knowledge all the time
jockys' arn't allowed to bet (but what about their wifes/girlfreinds/uncles/mates in australia etc etc).
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Old Dec 15, 2005, 7:22am   #5
 
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I don't think any rules have been broken

wink, wink nudge, nudge is common in horse racing

bookies use inside knowledge all the time.
trainers use inside knowledge all the time
jockys' arn't allowed to bet (but what about their wifes/girlfreinds/uncles/mates in australia etc etc).
I think this is a bit diffrent,i followed the bets very closely on all the reality tv shows for more than a year and there was no doubt this sort of thing happens but i noticed it more on this year's i'm a celebrity when someone was taking any price on who's going to be voted out a few minutes before it happened,it wasn't done with subtelty at all,a bunch of amateurs imo.
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Old Dec 15, 2005, 8:33am   #6
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I think this is a bit diffrent,i followed the bets very closely on all the reality tv shows for more than a year and there was no doubt this sort of thing happens but i noticed it more on this year's i'm a celebrity when someone was taking any price on who's going to be voted out a few minutes before it happened,it wasn't done with subtelty at all,a bunch of amateurs imo.
yes on reflection you are right, its not illegal but i would definitely say it was not at all ethical.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 8:08am   #7
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Re: Naughty Punters at Betfair

You like Betfair I presume
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