UK-listed bookmaker William Hill was involved in a legal battle with FanDuel, another bookmaker and the US subsidiary of the business giants Paddy Power Betfair.
William Hill’s US division had settled the civil lawsuit it filed last October against their rivals FanDuel. The official statement was made by Joe Asher William Hill US CEO.
William Hill launched a civil complaint against FanDuel in Federal Court in New Jersey over Copyright infringement. According to William Hill FanDuel had purposefully copied the betting guide of William Hill and used it at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The betting guide was plagiarized from an earlier ‘How To Bet Guide’ article published on June 5, 2018.
On further examination, it was revealed that wholesale sections of FanDuel’s guide appeared to have taken exactly from William Hill’s documents. The highlight was a sentence where FanDuel forgot to cut-out the name of William Hill and a line in FanDuel’s guide stated “propositional wages offered by William Hill.”
FanDuel continued to distribute its guide at Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey and also extended it to its online users. Mr. Joe Asher also had ambitious plans with the money he would win from the lawsuit. He wanted to use the money to fund scholarships for creative writing programs at New Jersey Universities.
It is yet to be revealed how much FanDuel had to pay in damages to settle the lawsuit outside Court, but they did pay because the lawsuit was settled by William Hill. Mr. Joe Asher also said that some of the money would go to responsible gambling programs.