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“Winners welcome” – says bookmaker who refuses to pay out after 19 years



A bookmaker refuses to pay out a customer after 19 years of waiting

Punter Gareth Timms has waited 19 years to collect his £50 bet on ‘Sinndar to win the 2000 Derby’ at 7-1, but bookmaker Mugbet refuses to pay him out.

So far Mugbet has given no explanation to Timms, but told the Scutter to ‘mind [its] own business’.

The competition watchdog has warned the bookmaker to end its unnecessary delays into settling winning online bets ‘or else’.

Gareth Timms has waited 19 years, but bookmaker Mugbet refuses to pay his £50 bet on ‘Sinndar to win the 2000 Derby’.
Punter Gareth Timms hasn’t been paid for his bet on Sinndar to win the Epsom Derby 19 years ago

It follows complaints that the firm has been “clinging onto players’ money and making them suffer by causing unnecessarily long delays in settling winning bets”.

Timms said: “I was a young man when I placed the bet. I’ve endured all nine series of Call the Midwife – all 69 f*cking episodes. I’m grey now but Mugbet still owe me £400.”

“The horse has been at stud for 18 years; the Jockey and trainer have both retired. The horse’s grandchildren are now running but I’m still waiting for my cash”.

“I’ve used their Resolver Service, but it just says ‘an agent will be with you in the next 50 years’.”

A statement on the Mugbet website read: “We welcome all Mug Bettors, winners or losers – but especially losers.”

Leading betting firms have agreed to do f*ck all.

Timms was a young man when he placed the bet
Gareth Timms, a young man when he placed the bet – now, old.

The Committee for Gambling said: “Given that our 6-figure salaries come from the bookmakers, there’s not much we can do.”

“Ask your local citizens advice bureau, or a witch doctor.”

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100-year-old ‘git’ wins first ever bet



Pensioner Burt 'old git' Jackson, 100, wins his first ever bet
Mugbet blasts ‘old git’ who backed first ever winner by filling in quickslip wrong.

Burt Jackson, 100, has annoyed the sh*t out of bookmaking giant Mugbet by winning his first ever bet.

After mistakenly filling in a quickslip with the ‘wrong’ horse the pensioner and army veteran who has never visited the ‘Payout’ counter made national news with his first win since the end of World War II.

Jackson said: “Shooting down Messerschmitts was easy; escaping the clutches of the SS in a concentration camp – a doddle, but trying to get a second favourite to win at Newcastle has proved impossible for the last seven decades.”

Hearing a bookmaker representative talk about ‘floods of money’ for the 11-10 favourite Wunder Tripe, Jackson took their advice, staking £30 of his army pension on a Quickslip in his local Mugbet shop.

However, the centurion who suffers from cataracts ticked the wrong selection.

Instead of backing ‘No. 2’, the grandad of seventeen ticked ‘No.12’, 10-1 outsider Jimmy Jumpsuit – second string stablemate to the favourite – who duly romped in by a distance.


Keith Vim from Mugbet said: “The old git shouldn’t have got paid out. However, because we didn’t want a riot we gave him his winnings. As a compromise he’s banned from every shop in the world with immediate effect.”

Jackson said: “I always thought ‘treat betting as a bit of fun’ meant losing your arse. They wanted me to back the favourite, so I did – but I got the numbers muddled up.”

“I was going to treat my grand kids, but winners are really hard to come by, so I’m getting Champagne and strippers instead.”

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Betting blog ‘bullsh*t warnings’ have no effect



Bullsh*t warnings on betting blogs have no effect on punters whatsoever

Bullsh*t warnings’ on trainers’ and jockeys’ betting blogs do not work, researchers have found.

A study into warnings displayed on trainers’ bookie betting blogs – that they may be dangerous to punters’ finances – have absolutely no impact on the consumer whatsoever.

The 1-year analysis from Scutter University looked into caveats displayed on blogs written by bookmakers pretending to be trainers or jockeys.

Even though the blogs did warn gamblers about the ‘made up rubbish’, and ‘may contain bullsh*t’ the study found that in 92% of examined cases, punters took absolutely no notice.

Professor Gareth Timms, survey coordinator said: “Punters took no notice of the warnings. Not one word – you might as well have been speaking in tongues. However, in the punters’ defence the writing was upside down, back to front and in a foreign language.”

“The need for the blog to display a clear warning no less than 2% of the entire article size meant that it was like trying to read font size 3, ‘micropscopic’ writing, often in a pale coloured typeface.”

Maxwell Benson from Mugbet said: “Despite our warnings written in Sanskrit, no one gave a toss – everyone still enjoys losing money, which suits us fine.”

Worth over £150,000 per year, trainers’ betting blogs are an absolute godsend for high profile yards struggling to scrape by on £3 million per year prize money.

For bookmakers they are a perfect way to obtain photographic and promotional material from equine star sportsmen – and absolutely nothing to do with promoting false favourites or second favourites that have absolutely no chance.

Punter Gareth Timms said: “I’ve read the warnings – the trainer betting blogs are a brilliant way of losing cash. Read them and bet on what it says: you’re guaranteed VIP status in no time!”

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Non-triers and swerving jockeys to spice up virtual racing



virtual racing jockeys

Non-triers, runners taking wrong courses and swerving jockeys will make Virtual racing more realistic.

Virtual racing is to become ‘a more realistic betting product’ by having non-triers, runners that take the wrong course and jockeys who swerve deliberately to hamper fast-finishing horses in behind.

Virtual horses that are nanoseconds from victory will be clattered by other virtual jockeys, ruining winners’ chances – just like in the real world.

The new betting product will include stewards’ enquiries that go on for 3 hours and do nothing to aid the fairness of a race and going descriptions that are deliberately misleading.

Regarded by many punters as ‘cartoons’, virtual racing creators have wracked their brains to provide an ‘ultra-real’ experience.

Punter Gareth Timms has tried out the new betting product: “First bet I had a fiver on the favourite – he disappeared into a ditch.

“Next bet I had £20 on the second favourite – he was winning then a racegoer jumped up and roundhoused the jockey clean off his horse.

“This race here, my horse got hoisted up by an industrial crane just as he was about to cross the line. I’m down £150 so far – it’s f*cking fantastic!”

Really Real Racing

Named “Really Real Racing”, the product is the brainchild of programmer Costas Patsasoglou:

“We went to the races and saw first-hand that the ‘real’ thing was more ridiculous than our made-up rubbish.”

“We’ve programmed a ‘strike’ like in ten-pin bowling so that all horses in the leading group at the end of the race will be knocked out,” Patsasoglou said.

“But don’t worry, no horses will be hurt: they will all get up and be splashed down with water.”

“Some of the jockeys however will be catapulted into space or blown up by exploding fences.”

“Virtual bookmakers will pay trainers and jockeys for reasons none of us know about,” said Patsasoglou.

Winning Too Often

Mugbet’s Keith Vim is very happy with the product: “Just like always, we’ve got our eye on b*stards trying to rob our cash.

“Self-service terminals will randomly refuse payment to customers winning too often,” Vim said.

“The machine will void bets, believing the customer is ‘acting on inside information’ if you collect more than once”

‘Really Real Racing’ is set to roll out in January 2045.

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