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Nic Ladds 7th Jul 2010 - 20:39

Punter loses biggest World Cup bet ever

A WILLIAM HILL telephone betting customer who staked a record 500,000 euros on Germany to beat Spain has lost his wager - the largest World Cup bet ever.

'Not only did the 500,000 euro bet lose, but so did the 100,000 and 80,000 euro bets on Germany to win the tournament, and another 75,000 euro wager on them to get past Spain' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

'Even though we have clients with £25,000 and £10,000 on Spain to win the World Cup we will be going into the final celebrating the fact that Germany aren't there.

Germany losing that game made a difference of around £5million to us - it was almost certainly our best World Cup result ever. Now we'd like the Dutch to round off a fantastic tournament for us by beating Spain' .

 

 

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p.lane 14th Jul 2010 - 19:38

Is it anyone's business how much he put on.If he had won people would be saying how lucky he was!Also the guy who tried putting on £800 e/w in a shop surely must k

tristan 13th Jul 2010 - 19:30

how did his bank let him too - would love to know how you pay willhill £1/2mill...know my card couldn't handle a tenth of that.

peter willliam ward 9th Jul 2010 - 15:06

how can a custmer get that much money on,i went to my local betting shop yesterday(william hill) and was told i couldnt put a bet of £800 ew on a 14.1 shot, i was told i could get £800 e.w on but only at 10.1 the horse duly won at 7.1 but lost me £4k in the process.

sweat shop 9th Jul 2010 - 13:35

I am a william hill employee and supprisingly enough I agree with micky........

Matched Better 9th Jul 2010 - 10:14

I hope more bonuses and exploitable promotions come of this :)

micky 8th Jul 2010 - 12:19

I'M not a WM Hill employee or associated but hope the Company give some reward to all the hardworking staff during this busy period of the world cup especially and give some of this type of profit back to the people who really matter. With regards the punter he was probably a Brussels beaurocrat or a FIFA rep, so they can afford it.

punter 8th Jul 2010 - 12:12

£415,000 he must have a lot of money to gamble that much, i know the germans were rioting after the match, he was probably their.

James R Mullin 8th Jul 2010 - 12:01

I agree with mark, but people that put on such bets obviously can afford to do it...

mark graham 7th Jul 2010 - 23:03

thats a very sore bet to lose but tbh if you are stupid enough to put on 500000 euro's about £400000? then im afraid he deserves it im afarid

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