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REGULARS to the site will know all about the betting dispute over Anthony Joshua's second-round win over Matt Skelton on Saturday night.

Joshua was heavily tipped on this site to win in the second round and did so. Ladbrokes were biggest price at 2-5 but there was a furore when they voided bets because the bout had been rescheduled to six rounds instead of eight.

Bookies rules clearly state if there is a change then bets placed before the alteration will be voided. This, of course, seemed unfair to dozens of punters who missed out on several thousand pounds in payouts.

Most bookies did settle bets but anger was directed towards Ladbrokes for their stance. My opinion was the decision, while being within their rules, was unfair especially when everyone and raaljaca's dog knew the fight wouldn't go the distance.

Thankfully and to their credit Ladbrokes have listened to my side of the argument and have now decided to pay out and take a look at the rule book.

A Ladbrokes spokesman told me: “Despite our rules stating if the length of a fight is changed all round bets are void, which is the fairest way of dealing with this sort of situation overall, we understand this is the most favourable thing to do for customers.

“We are reliant on broadcasters alerting us to any change in fight length as soon as possible and given the possibility of this happening again while Joshua continues to fight a similar calibre of opponent we will be mindful of making sure customers are informed of where they stand with bets before the fight as well as considering a change to our rules.

“we are of course paying out on the round 1/2 bets as well. Any customer who placed the bet in the shops can take their slip for collection as usual and if there are any problems please contact Mr Fixit who will pass on the details to us.”

Account holders will be credited with winnings automatically and shop customers shouldn't have any problems collecting. If anyone has a problem ask them to contact traders and if the problem persists comment on the end of this article with the name of the shop and I'll sort it out.

Over the years I've clawed back thousands of pounds for punters in cases such as this – through the column and the Daily Record – and where possible and when I believe there is a genuine case for complaint I will continue to fight for justice

This proves bookies – including giants such as Ladbrokes – will listen to customers and I hope that's accepted.

48 Comments
  1. stagger 6 years ago

    Well done, MrF. I didn’t bet on it but am still very pleased for those who did and will get their winnings. Once again, well done to you.

  2. cooldude 6 years ago

    Mr f, with the fear of been tainted on public newspaper its only right that Ladbrokes reversed their decision but well done you for getting a lot of punters justice!

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      cooldude, the tips weren’t in the paper so I wouldn’t have written a follow-up in the paper. How about just giving them credit for paying out when they didn’t have to.

    • raaljaca 6 years ago

      Also knowing Big Mac was watching will have helped ;)

    • cooldude 6 years ago

      Raal, Ladbrokes have pushed me out to 1000/1 from 800/1 for the next Fifa President. Do they know a good man when they see one :)

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      raaljaca, unfortunately his negative comments don’t help. And I’ve just deleted another.

  3. Smiler 6 years ago

    We’ll done mr.fixit, I was n’t on the boxing bet but chuffed for those who were and now receiving their winnings good luck everyone and keep up the good tippin Raal buddy

    • raaljaca 6 years ago

      Cheers smiler mate :)

  4. raaljaca 6 years ago

    dudes, behave before it is too late mate

  5. The Taxman 6 years ago

    You crack me up Big Mac.

  6. Jonboy 6 years ago

    Mr F I have a dispute with Ladbrokes with regards to a greyhound bet which was taken 6 seconds late! I was told the regulations had only recently changed. This bet was in April and my complaint was never even heard. I was passed to the Customer Services Team and then back to the shop where the bet was placed. Do you think I could have any luck trying again? They wouldnt pay out because of this although every other bookie said they would

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Jonboy, sure you should try again if they haven’t given you an answer.

  7. alec 6 years ago

    cooldude u dont hold back youll push mr f to far mr f must have spent a lot of time to sort it out with ladbrokes

  8. xA 6 years ago

    Has everyone been paid out because I haven’t..

  9. Andy 6 years ago

    Well done Mr F and ladbrokes for finally seeing sense. Still is a bit disappointing it takes someone in your position to get the result amended. So if you don’t mind me asking, why did they decide to change there stance once you got involved? Is an average punter winning tens of pounds not got the same rights as someone betting thousands and is involved in gambling websites. Anyhows well done fixit

    • cooldude 6 years ago

      Andy, Big Mac cannot speak directly for Mr f but will take a guess its because he writes his own sports columns in the daily record.

  10. Tonys Tips 6 years ago

    Mr F i placed a pre match bet on Seattle Sounders vs Portland. However soon after the game got taken of the website and there was no inplay betting. Is there any way of claiming back the losing bet or not ?

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Tonys Tips, I don’t know the ins and outs of this one and nor do I have a contact at betfair but as far as I’m aware inplay betting can be withdrawn at any time so even if they’ve advertised they don’t need to go through with it.

  11. William bailie 6 years ago

    Didn’t back it but happy days for all the guys who did . MR FIXIT the crusader for justice !! TOP MAN ! :)

  12. Big Col 6 years ago

    A massive thankyou Mr.F for sticking your neck for everyone. I really appreciate that and well done on getting the decision reversed.

  13. WiganVillain 6 years ago

    Long time lurker, first time poster,

    Just want to say a huge thanks to you Mr.F in pursuing this issue and echo what all the other guys have said. Great site and some awesome advice given out. Muchos grassyass!

    You’ll be having a couple of beers on me…once ladbrokes credit me

    Taa

    WV

  14. ROBROY85 6 years ago

    Thats great news, and thanks for the time/ effort MR F!

    Just out of curiosity did they mention when they would be paying out, or have they already done it? Its just my account is still as it was.

  15. raaljaca 6 years ago

    xA, get them to contact the trader who deals with boxing mate and also ask them to look at this site. You will be paid out.

  16. raaljaca 6 years ago

    Anyone who did the bets online, email Ladbrokes and copy and paste Mr F’s write up from here into your email then wait to be paid out.

  17. xA 6 years ago

    I quoted the site Raal and also told them to go on the site themselves and they were still adamant that the decision had not been changed

  18. raaljaca 6 years ago

    xA, don’t worry mate you will be paid out. May take a wee bit time for the info to reach all departments and shops.

  19. xA 6 years ago

    I hope so mate, it’s not a whole lot but it’s the principle

  20. ROBROY85 6 years ago

    Just had a chat with one of their customer service reps who said these bets are in the process of being settled, so the wheels are in motion. Just have to be patient I guess :)

  21. DougieC 6 years ago

    Have mailed them they were happy to take a four figure sum from me so Will let everyone know when I get paid.Fixed a bell on the online site!!!!

  22. ROBROY85 6 years ago

    I’ve been paid my winnings now. Also got a £50 bonus for complaining, so pleased with the result. Thanks Raal for the tip, Mr F for putting this nonsense straight, and Ladbrokes for seeing sense!

  23. gg1a 6 years ago

    well done mr f,take my hat off to you , bet settled
    thanks

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      gg1a, it’s no surprise to me – when they say the bets will be settled they mean it.

  24. Steve The Pirate 6 years ago

    Well done to the Cap’n. Enjoy mateys

  25. spoony 6 years ago

    Well done Paul. Gratitude a must!!!
    Top banana :-o

  26. darren 6 years ago

    On

  27. bttsfootballtips 6 years ago

    Well done Mr fixit, wasn’t on the bet myself but I remember u doing the same thing last season with a disputed goal involving Stevie Thompson which I had on, great work!

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      bttsfootballtips, the Steven Thomson was a good one and there was the Cowdenbeath goal last season when Greg Stewart scored first but the PA guy gave it wrongly to Kane Hemmings.

  28. mattr 6 years ago

    You did us proud Mr F, great work, now any chance of getting them to pay out on Celtic -1 because they had so many chances seems only fair ;-)

  29. dave 6 years ago

    for any boxing fans out there particularly any heavy hitters several bookies have priced up the bellew/cleverly fight

    boyles sports have cleverly at evens and chandler have bellew at 6/5

    fingers crossed for no draw you could have a bet to nothing on bellew

  30. Troy 6 years ago

    Cheers Paul. Top man

  31. PA 6 years ago

    Just pleased Raal is going to get paid out, the win was bitter sweet hearing Ladbrokes did not want to pay. Pleased with the result, after all, without our boxing expert not many would have been on this. Good work getting this result for the punters Mrf and thanks Raal

  32. DougieC 6 years ago

    Paul,Ladbrokes paid and offered “As a valued Customer” to match any bet up to £50 on the Open. Pity as I was going to pick a winner in round 5 Ha Ha .Many thanks Great for all on the bet.Many thanks.

  33. Troy 6 years ago

    Dougie – How did you get that?
    Mr F – Very much appreciated! Again, sorry for my rant on Sunday

  34. Daz 6 years ago

    Big thank you to mr f ,keep up the good work ,quality site and some quality tipsters who are happy give out good advice

  35. johnb 6 years ago

    I didnt back the boxing but happy Ladbrokes are paying out & I couldn’t believe some of the comments last few days towards Ladbrokes

    Why have a go at a company that was just going by the rules, these rules are there for everyone to see & It doesn’t matter if they pay out on one & not on the other because these are just goodwill gesture payments & dont have to be paid

    And again well done Ladbrokes & of course mr f

    • raaljaca 6 years ago

      Johnb, the comments were aimed at Ladbrokes because Joshua’s previous fight was changed from 8 to 6 rounds and Ladbrokes paid out without any problem, this time they decided not to pay out initially, after being best price by a mile, and that is what caused the anger. I think you should have looked at all the posts before making your extremely ill informed comment as every body here is perfectly aware of the rules but felt hard done too by Ladbrokes ‘moving the goalposts’ before they backed down after Mr F’s intervention.

  36. johnb 6 years ago

    Raaljaca what I am saying is because they pay out once doesn’t mean they have to all the time
    It was their goodwill that they paid out the time before & its their goodwill that they have finally decided to pay out again & if they do keep the rules the same they wouldn’t have to pay out next time

  37. raaljaca 6 years ago

    By paying out originally then they would have been expected to pay out again, common sense?, but they chose not to and the face they offered a price by far better than any other bookies meant that the vast share of ‘winning’ bets were with them. They chose not to pay out and that is what caused a lot of anger. Mr F fought our corner and got a ridiculous decision revered which was excellent but I know myself and several others will never use them again anyway as plenty other complaints surfaced regarding them. You are paid by a column sponsored by bookmakers John and I understand your defence of them, however, I am not and can post anything about them as long as it is true, which every word has been.

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