|A compulsive gambler who is suing British gambling group William Hill for more than four million dollars was arrested last week on firearms and drugs charges.|
Twenty-eight-year-old Graham Calvert is taking William Hill to court claiming the bookmaker allowed him to place bets after he had twice asked them to close his account, a process known as self-exclusion, as he battled with gambling addiction.
According to the Press Association news agency, a spokeswoman for Northumbria Police announced that the former greyhound trainer is currently on bail awaiting trial.
'Graham Calvert has been charged with firearms offences and associated drugs offences and is scheduled to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on a date to be fixed,' said the spokeswoman.
Calvert wants William Hill to pay back the $4.2 million in losses he accrued between June and December of 2006 on the grounds that they failed in their ‘duty of care’ by allowing him to open two new accounts and to make bets totalling around seven million dollars.