If you are here you probably already know about Sam Oldhams (British Olympian) Grandma being refused a payout from BETFRED, as according to BETFRED a team medal doesn't count as a medal.
This petition has been raised for two reasons:
1) To help get Sam Oldhams grandmother the £1000, which she is rightfully owed.
2) Persuade people never to use Betfred again, so its poor treatment of customers never goes unnoticed.
Below you can read more:
Family pride wasn't the only reason Linda Aldred was elated to see her grandson Sam Oldham win a surprise bronze medal in men's gymnastics at the London Olympics.
The 66-year-old from Ramsgate also had made a lucrative bet before the Games began that Oldham would take home a medal.
Aldred placed a £5 bet at 200-to-1 odds with Betfred in honour of her late husband and Oldham's grandfather, Eric, whom she described as "a betting man."
She attempted to cash in her bet after the Olympics, but bookmakers said they wouldn't pay her the £1,000 she thought she was due because Oldham's medal came in the team competition rather than as an individual.
Nowhere on that slip does it specify that Oldham needed to capture an individual medal for her to win. The 200-to-1 odds also would be reasonable either way since a British team hadn't won a medal in men's artistic gymnastics in 100 years.
Source: Yahoo Sposts, Jeff Eisenberg