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Finally they live up to their name!

Finally they live up to their name!

If you are not going to play by the rules as a gambling organisation then you would think that you would give yourself a name other than 'Betfair' would you not?

Well, this betting giant has finally agreed to go the way of most, if not all others, by paying out on bets placed on Paul Hart becoming the new Pompey manager. Originally they had refused to do so as they claimed Pompey had told them that he remained only a caretaker manager, and the books on who would become the next manager were reopened...

Following yet another Pompey statement to clarify a situation that said this was not the case and no one from PFC had told anyone at Betfair this they themselves have now announced 'all bets placed before we suspended the market on Tuesday evening will be settled with Paul Hart as the winner.'

Of course people will keep gambling with them, but they - well Pompey fans anyway - may well think twice about this with Betfair in the future following this unsavoury incident...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday March 7 2009
Time: 9:11AM

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At least they have done the decent thing now, though I fear it may have cost them more in the long run!
storagematt
07/03/2009 09:31:00
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At least they have done the decent thing now, though I fear it may have cost them more in the long run!
storagematt
07/03/2009 09:31:00
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I don't agree with everybody on this and actually think BETFAIR are (were) correct not to pay out... The bet was 'Who will be the next Pompey Manager' and he has yet to be named. Paul Hart has been appointed to caretake the club until the end of the season .. In my book that doesn't mean he has been given the job. Also although they are now paying out, the other bookmakers have not cancelled bets taken on people other than Paul Hart .. Which demonstrates that they have paid out .. not because Pompey have filled the position but as a goodwill guesture .. I'm sorry chaps betfair are (were) right not to pay out on this one
Chix
07/03/2009 09:41:00
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I don't agree with everybody on this and actually think BETFAIR are (were) correct not to pay out... The bet was 'Who will be the next Pompey Manager' and he has yet to be named. Paul Hart has been appointed to caretake the club until the end of the season .. In my book that doesn't mean he has been given the job. Also although they are now paying out, the other bookmakers have not cancelled bets taken on people other than Paul Hart .. Which demonstrates that they have paid out .. not because Pompey have filled the position but as a goodwill guesture .. I'm sorry chaps betfair are (were) right not to pay out on this one
Chix
07/03/2009 09:41:00
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Well all I know is that my old man told me you never see a bookie on a bike. Perhaps Betfair bookies will have to get their clips on now.
hammersmithblue
07/03/2009 09:42:00
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Well all I know is that my old man told me you never see a bookie on a bike. Perhaps Betfair bookies will have to get their clips on now.
hammersmithblue
07/03/2009 09:42:00
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disagree Chix, we all know that hart was caretaker manager, but pompey announced that he is now the manager until the end of the season, then this will be 'reviewed' - for me that makes him manager...
by only being until the summer, if that is a caretaker role then guus hiddink at chelski and russell slade at brighton, who are both in jobs until the end of the season, are only 'caretakers' too... hiddink of course to a large degree is tho.
pompeyrug
07/03/2009 09:57:00
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disagree Chix, we all know that hart was caretaker manager, but pompey announced that he is now the manager until the end of the season, then this will be 'reviewed' - for me that makes him manager...
by only being until the summer, if that is a caretaker role then guus hiddink at chelski and russell slade at brighton, who are both in jobs until the end of the season, are only 'caretakers' too... hiddink of course to a large degree is tho.
pompeyrug
07/03/2009 09:57:00
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... So if that's right why do I still hold a 'Valid' bet that Sven will be our next manager .. although (in this instance) Labrookes (and others) have paid out they haven't cancelled the other bets.. To me, you either pay-out and cancel all other bets .. or don't .. the majority of bookies played safe and done both .. Betfair (right or wrong) where the only firm to play by the rules and they got slated for it .. A bet is a bet.. It seems other bookies do whatever keeps the punter happy thesedays. As for Hart being a caretaker .. That's exactley what him and Hiddink are.. neither have been announced as 'permanent' managers.. and both will be replaced come May?June
Chix
07/03/2009 10:21:00
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... So if that's right why do I still hold a 'Valid' bet that Sven will be our next manager .. although (in this instance) Labrookes (and others) have paid out they haven't cancelled the other bets.. To me, you either pay-out and cancel all other bets .. or don't .. the majority of bookies played safe and done both .. Betfair (right or wrong) where the only firm to play by the rules and they got slated for it .. A bet is a bet.. It seems other bookies do whatever keeps the punter happy thesedays. As for Hart being a caretaker .. That's exactley what him and Hiddink are.. neither have been announced as 'permanent' managers.. and both will be replaced come May?June
Chix
07/03/2009 10:21:00
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