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BOOKIES OFFERS ODDS ON WHO'LL BE CAUGHT ...........ON ASHLEY MADISON London 19TH august: Members of adultery website Ashley Madison will be shaking in their stockings after hackers reportedly released data containing their names and personal details. With cheating spouses on red alert, Paddy Power has opened up the betting on who might be nabbed for a naughty night under the sheets. The bookmaker offers 1/10 for a Premier League footballer to score an own goal and be named, while it's 1/4 for a MP, or a regal 5/6 for a mischievous member of the Royal Family. Paddy even gives 6/1 for a record number of divorces in the UK in 2015, while it's now 5/2 that Madison will hold its IPO in London this year. Paddy Power said: "I've honestly only just heard about this website but the snake is firmly out of the trousers on this one and millions could be caught up in the scandal." Who will be revealed? 1/10 A Premier League footballer 1/4 An MP 2/1 A Roman Catholic Cardinal 5/6 A member of the British royal family 7/1 A cast member of TOWIE Ashley Madison Fallout 6/1 2015 to break the record for highest number of UK divorces The bookmaker offers 1/10 for a Premier League footballer to score an own goal and be named, while it’s 1/4 for a MP, or a regal 5/6 for a mischievous member of the Royal Family. Paddy even gives 6/1 for a record number of divorces in the UK in 2015, while it’s now 5/2 that Madison will hold its IPO in London this year. Never mind that Ashley Madison didn't bother verifying email addresses, so the existence of someone's details in the database doesn't actually prove anything, eh? That means anyone could have created an account using the email address of a top footballer, politician or - yes - member of the Royal household. Paddy Power may be finding the situation funny, but just think of the potential human cost of a data breach like this. We shouldn't be too quick to jump to conclusions. Even if account details are genuine, their existence is no proof that someone had an affair behind their partner's back.
General question for legal minds In the betting industry, many of the leading companies are based in Gibraltar so that they can avoid paying the horse racing levy and save costs. If a dispute arose between such a betting firm and a customer (based in England) and the betting firm issued a claim, what would be the key differences to defending such a claim compared with being sued by a UK company. i.e. would the customer/defendant have to go to Gibraltar, CPR differences etc Example - Betfair http://www.betfair.com/aboutUs/Terms.and.Conditions/ Governing Law and Jurisdiction If you reside in the UK: these Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of Gibraltar; and the courts of Gibraltar have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to all disputes under these Terms and Conditions.
Not sure if this is the right place to post this so feel free to move. Have an account with a gaming website that Sharon Osbourne has once thought fabulous. I have a quibble with them that I'm going to let go so I'm going to close my account but I don't want any more contact from them, email, post, texts etc. If I send them a letter giving them the standard 14 days to comply (DPA remove my details) what are my options if they still bombard me with offers? Not a massive problem in the grand scheme of things but suffice to say I feel I have been wronged so want to air my grievance if they do not comply! Thanks all.