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Just (do) bet(ter)

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 6:00 AM


Kingston 19

I reside in the Kingston 19 area and there are two JustBet locations located on Mannings Hill Road. Both are within walking distance from my home - one located across from the Havendale Plaza and the other opposite Midway Mall.

On two occasions, I placed winning bets at each location, only to be frustrated in my attempt to collect my winnings. On each occasion I visited the locations at least three times, only to be told there was not enough money at the location. This, while trying to collect the princely sums of $5,200 and $8,000.

After six failed attempts, I had no choice but to visit the head office at a cost of approximately $1,500 in taxi fare each time.

Now I am aware that the odds are stacked against the bettor in gambling, but this is ridiculous. How can I end up losing even when I win?