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Complainant Name:
Mr Jon Samuel

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Jon Samuel complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate story on its website that an individual had placed a £6,000 bet with Ladbrokes that the Duchess of Cambridge would wear the George III Tiara. The complainant contended that given the stringent bet limits imposed by bookmakers it was inconceivable that a bet of £6,000 would have been accepted by any bookmaker on what was a 'novelty' betting market.


Following confirmation from Ladbrokes that the bet had been declined, the PCC negotiated the addition of the following statement to the online article:

Correction: Since this story was first posted it has been confirmed that although this bet was requested it was in fact declined by Ladbrokes. All bookmakers have a prerogative to decline requested bets.

Date Published: 12/09/2011

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