Boy Who Gambled With School Fees Writes to Betting Company, Demands Refund: “Give Me My Money”

Boy Who Gambled With School Fees Writes to Betting Company, Demands Refund: “Give Me My Money”

  • A 16-year-old boy who used his school fees to bet on sports is regretting the decision because he lost
  • He sent a message to the betting company, pleading with them to refund him the R760 he threw away
  • The betting company reminded the boy that any money staked in a bet is non-refundable if the person loses

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A boy played sports betting with the money meant for his school fees and lost.

In a video posted on TikTok by Benjamin Justice, the boy is seen typing a text message to the betting company.

A young boy who used his school fees to play bet is asking for a refund.
A boy gambled with his school fees and learned a hard lesson when he lost. Image: Getty Images/Amazingmikael/Bloomberg, TikTok/@benjaminjustice39
Source: UGC

In the message, the boy pleaded that the money should be refunded to enable him to pay his school fees.

According to the boy, he staked the sum of R760 on the game and lost. He told the betting company that he was sorry.

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Sports betting company replies to boy who asked for refund

In a harsh reply, the betting company made it clearly known to the boy that money staked is not refundable.

The boy was also reminded that betting is for adults. He, however, continued to plead for the money to be refunded to him because he regretted his action.

Watch the video below:

TikTok users react to video of a boy who lost money betting

@Okwudiri Samuel Chigozie said:

"If to say you win, you for dey order Azul now."

@officialayo commented:

"What will a 16 year old do with R760, use it for account?"

@Flexzy said:

"Don’t play, you will learn."

@Naza said:

"Me just coming from sportybet app after losing."

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@Mubarak commented:

"Na my waec fees them carry last week."


"You go explain tire."

@mill23k said:

"You never ready to collect your money. See song wey you de play."

@sweetestmimi0 said:

"Was the song actually necessary?"

@kodak asked:

"Why would you gamble your school fees?"

African man wins R74K in sports bet

In a related story, Briefly News reported that a lucky man won a whopping R74K after staking the sum of R38 on a sports bet. A viral video posted on Instagram by @thatblackbwoyy shows the moment he checked the betting app and saw the huge win.

In the viral clip, the man scrolled through the app apparently to see how the game went.

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