Airline Threatens To Sue Betting Site For Taking Bets On When It Would Go Out Of Business

from the what's-illegal-about-that? dept

Apparently, a Scottish airline, Flyglobespan, has threatened to sue an online betting site because it was taking bets on what airline would be the next to go out of business, and had odds on Flyglobespan. The site did stop taking bets, but says it was due to a lack of interest, rather than the threat of a lawsuit. However, it's not clear what law it would be breaking to offer such a bet. You can understand that the company is concerned that potential passengers might think the airline is at risk, but it's not clear that's enough to stop any such bets.

Filed Under: airlines, bets, failure, scotland
Companies: flyglobespan


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    Brian, 7 Oct 2008 @ 10:34am

    Ha! Yeah. The first thing I thought was, "Damn. That's a really retarded name for an airline." It sort of reminds me of people who name themselves "Dragonsoulslayer" and the like all over the place in MMOs.

    The second thought I had was that nobody would probably have found out if they didn't try to sue? How many people would have actually happened to go to that gaming site and noticed unless it was given extra attention and reported on? Just sayin'. Spare yourself the bad press.

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