Gambler loses £2m bookies claim
A compulsive gambler has lost his bid at the High Court to force bookmaker William Hill to repay his £2m losses.
Greyhound trainer Graham Calvert, 28, from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, said the company failed in its "duty of care".
He claimed the company let him place bets after asking it to close his account under a self-exclusion scheme.
But Mr Justice Briggs ruled on Wednesday that William Hill was not liable for the losses.
He said that although the company failed to take "reasonable steps" to stop Mr Calvert from telephone gambling, Mr Calvert's pathological gambling would still probably have led to his financial ruin.