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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    Norm, 7 Oct 2008 @ 8:23am

    Dead Pool for airlines

    Cripes, this is no different than people betting on when celebrities will kick off. I don't see the legal issue here, unless it's some ploy to drive down the company's stock prices.

    If you want to add another airline to the dead pool, Sun Country is circling the drain, with its owner facing fraud charges. Too bad, it was a great little airline just a few years ago.

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