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The Australian Federal Court has ruled that bet365’s Australian and UK businesses have engaged in “misleading and deceptive" conduct by offering free bets to new customers without properly explaining the terms of the offer.

The court’s ruling was made following proceedings against Hillside (Australia New Media) and Hillside (Shared Services) Ltd, brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), relating to a free bet promotion run between March 18th 2013 and January 13th 2014. 

New customers were told they could net $200 for signing up, yet the ACCC argued that it did not make clear additional conditions that it believed “neutralised” the free nature of the offer.

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