This is a brutal story.

Steve Friedlander placed a bet on the Kentucky Derby which became a huge winner when horse Maximum Security was disqualified.

He went to collect and was only given $35k.

Why? Being a "non-parimutuel" location, the bets are capped, and apparently this is allowed. William Hill claimed that they prominently displayed signs informing people of the caps, such as this one:

However, honestly that isn't clearly stating to gamblers what's really going on, and they should simply not take longshot bets which pay way beyond caps.

Friedlander filed a case with the Nevada Gaming Commission, which is still being looked into.