Betway casino has refused to return my winnings of £13.5k after breaching their responsible gambling terms and conditions and regulations set by the Gambling Commission for responsible gambling.
On Wednesday 19th November 2014 I wont £13.5k. I withdrew the funds and request my account to be suspended via a one week cooling period from that date.
On Saturday 22nd November 2014 I enquired when I was able to open my account. I was informed I could open the account now if I wish during the one week period. As a result of this I lost the entire amount, allowing me to completely reverse the withdraw, despite the status ‘worked on’ and unavailable to at the time.
The cooling off period is designed to suspend the account on a certain period requested to prevent compulsive gambling and encourage responsible gambling. Betway have failed in their duty of care to adhere to these conditions set by their Terms and Conditions and the Gambling Commission.
Betway have declined to return any funds to me claiming that they are allowed to re-open the account during the cooling off period upon the customers request. They have also told me that as I have not made any deposits they are not able to refund me anything because I had reversed the funds. So it appears they are accepting partial responsibility??
I find this an utter disgrace and taking advantage of the players impulse that had already requested for a temporary suspension for seven days.
Their terms and conditions state that after the cooling off period is over, the account will automatically be re-activated. It does not say we can open the account during the cooling off period. At no stage did I request the account re-opened DURING the cooling off period on request. I asked WHEN the account can be re-opened to which customer stated I can reopen if I wish.
The withdrawal process is extremely slow and I feel that the casino had deliberately allowed me to gain access, which is a serious breach of trust. I find this casino an utter disgrace to allow me to re-open during my one week suspension. How they are regulated by the Gambling Commission that supports responsible gambling is astonishing. I request for my original funds to be reinstated on the basis that you have breached your own terms and conditions and the regulations set for responsible gambling, and taking advantage of my impulse during my suspension. I have all the copies of emails and phonecalls are all recorded on Betway with conversations I had.