I GOT an email from a punter today asking what's the score with bets placed on Celtic to qualify against Sion in the Europa League.

The Glasgow giants were of course beaten 3-1 on aggregate by the Swiss but have been reinstated after UEFA kicked out Sion for breaching a transfer embargo.

I can tell you that William Hill and Ladbrokes are definitely paying out on Celtic to qualify. People who bet through the internet and on phones should be credited automatically while shop punters will need to fill in details of their bet on a claim form.

Celtic have been awarded both legs 3-0 but bookies will not be paying out in the individual matches, just the “to qualify” market.

The punter placed his bet with Paddy Power and I'm waiting for a reply from them on whether they're paying. If I was a betting man I'd predict they will.

Anyone who had a bet on Celtic to qualify and isn't sure whether they're being paid should get in touch and I'll get an answer.

10 Comments
  1. Stuart Kisby 9 years ago

    I had a double with Paddy Power which included the Celtic game. I have contacted them and they have said they will not pay out because they base the result on 90 minutes. This is rubbish, Celtic were cheated and awarded a 3 nil win based on the 90 minutes. They will not budge.
    Stuart Kisby

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Stuart, no bookies are paying out on the games over 90 minutes. I believe this is because many people backed the draw in the first leg and Sion in the second, especially in accumulators. They’re not willing to pay out twice. To be fair to bookies they don’t have to pay out on Celtic to qualify either so at least punters are getting something back.

  2. peter 9 years ago

    surely if sion have broken the rules without knowing this i would not have staked a 90 pound bet on a celtic win and the stake money at least returned?

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Peter, I think there’s an argument on both sides but normally when games are played the result stands as far as bookies are concerned. They could change the rules but it would mean delaying pay-outs on every game if they waited to see if there was any protests

  3. hugh maxwell 9 years ago

    hi mr fixit i was browsing through your pages and seen the 1 about william hills and ladbrokes paying out on celtic 3-0 3-0, i had £30 on celtic to qualify,just been online with willy hills and they have stated that they have not said they will be paying out on celtic as you stated can you confirm again please…….

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Hugh, they definitely paid out at that time. How was your bet placed and when did you try to claim the money?

    • hugh maxwell 9 years ago

      the week after paul when i found out about the situation with sion….

    • hugh maxwell 9 years ago

      it was done online just before the game…..

  4. hugh maxwell 9 years ago

    i have the bet receipt and time placed on the bet…

  5. Paul 6 years ago

    I put £100 on Celtic to qualify to get back £ 500 , I just heard if Celtic got put back in of they pay out etc, I’ve been told by many in the past that they do pay out . Thanks for your time

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