WilliamHillsuedbyvictimsofgamblingaddictfor£1。

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December12,20186:58pm。

byStaffWriter

VICTIMSofagamblingaddictwhostolemoneyandgambleditawayhavesuedWilliamHillintheUK,seeking£1。

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Thethiefinquestionwasabletopuntmorethan£450,000atWilliamHillbeforeasinglequestionwasaskedbythebookmaker。

Accordingtothelawyersrepresentingthevictims,thebookmakersfailedinitsanti-moneylaunderingandanti-problemgamblingresponsibilitiesandmustnowpaytheprice。

Aspartofitsproblem-gamblingcommitments,bookmakersintheUnitedKingdommustensurethatmoneybeingusedtogamble,especiallyatretailshops,islegitimate。

Allinall,thethiefwasabletogambleupwardsof£650,000overasixmonthperiodinanumberofdifferentretailshopsandwould,incredibly,bringinalargedufflebagfilledwithcash,thatWilliamHillstaffwouldkeepbehindthecounterforhim。

TheUKGamblingCommissionisinvestigatingthecase,whichhasanumberofmovingparts。

ThemoneywasinitiallystolenfromDubaiandhasneverbeenpartofaUKpoliceinvestigation,complicatingthematter。

Inastatementthisweek,WilliamHillsaiditwas

ThatmoneywasstolenbythemanfromclientswhilstworkinginthepropertyindustryinDubai。

IntheUK,themaniscurrentlynotbeingchargedafteragreeingtohelphisvictimsseektoreclaimthefundsfromthebookmakers。

However,heclaimsthathecannotgobacktoDubai,ashewillbearrested。

ItisbelievedthattheUKGamblingCommissioniscurrentlyinvestigatingtheissue。

AspokespersonfromWilliamHillsaid:

Weareawareofanumberofallegationsby[namewithheld]andhavebeenwaitingformonthsforthemtobesubstantiated。

Wecontinuetoawaitthisinformationandnotehehasnotbeensubjecttoanypoliceinvestigationorprosecutionwithregardstotheallegedthefts。

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WilliamHillsuedbyvictimsofgamblingaddictfor£1。

5mVictimsofagamblingaddictwhostolemoneyandgambleditawayhavesuedWilliamHillintheUK,seeking£1。

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