Sports betting, nonpayment

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Country: Canada
State: Newfoundland

I use www.interwetten.com to bet on sports, and I managed to win $9000 American. I deposit money using my MasterCard, and when I chose to cash out my money and have them send me a cheque, they said that they needed a copy of my credit card and ID. Needless to say, the $9000 is not there now, I wanted to cash it out immediately so I would not waste it, and yet I did. But I am inquiring if there is anything I could do to get my $9000 American that I requested for them to send me a cheque three or four times, and they did not. I have the e-mails to prove that I was trying to get them to send me the money, yet they hesitated in my view, to wait till there was nothing there so they did not have to pay me the money. It seems wrong for them to deny me my winnings, while still allowing me to deposit money into my interested account. If they needed identification to give me the money, then in my opinion they should have needed identification for me to deposit money in the first place. I feel wronged here and I was wondering what my legal options were. I really wanted to cash out when I had $9000 and they would not allow me to.

Answer

Based on what you say here, you could probably file suit against them (or at least threaten to do so) in small claims court or in regular court; filing in small claims court is easier and requires no attorney...you could try to collect all of the costs and damages that you suffered due to their behavior...
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