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Offline Bally6354

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Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 09:02:13 AM »
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  • Bally, according to Casinomeister they have a high score and have been accredited since 2007 -

    http://www.casinomeister.com/accredited_casinos/bet365casino.php

    Question is, can Casinomeister be trusted?  :P

    Wikipedia on Bet365

    I think that site caters mostly to 'slot jockeys' which I always find a bit ironic considering the nature of the site.  :))
     
    However to be fair, I have noticed that the 'meister' has acted even on casinos who were pretty high up the pecking order.
     
    Betfred were one of his best advertised casinos last year and he took them of the accredited list for previous misdiscretions. They then got reinstated and now they are off again.
     
    I have said in the past that there are too many smarmy casino affiliates on that site and that still holds true.
     
    What does any of that have to do with bet365?
     
    Well, I know they were in trouble recently in Australia. It had something to do with the tote pools at the racetracks.
     
    They are implicated in this rogue software scandal.
     
    They knock back customers left right and centre in the uk. They are not called bet £3.65 for nothing!!  :))
     
    My experience on the live casino front is that they will take countermeasures once you start getting ahead and it looks like you are a hard nut to crack.
     
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    Gambling is not an exact science. It's not for people who like clear black and white figures. It is for the artist who has a sense of stats and who can deal with fuzzy things.


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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 09:13:41 AM »
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  • No online casino is honest.
    They can limited you or ban you at any time they like.
    Stop payment when ever they feel like to do so.

    It's one thing to say that you don't trust them, but you can't possibly know that they are ALL dishonest! Sorry, but that's absurd.

    And the other statements could just as well apply to B&M casinos. The fact that they may choose to limit or ban you doesn't make them dishonest, although it doesn't make good business sense either.

    It's simple. A casino is a business like any other, if you rip off your customers they won't come back, they ALREADY have an edge, and there is plenty of competition out there. The sheer, unsubstantiated nonsense and paranoia you read on this topic drives me crazy.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 09:27:59 AM »
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  • One of the main problems is that the regulatory bodies mostly consist of a group of people who could not really give a flying fig about the ordinary punter in the street.
     
    The gambling industry is fuelled by greed and you can't expect them to be saints considering many of our so called pillars of society are mostly just interested in making a quick buck nowadays. The gambling industry needs properly regulating and that just is not happening.
     
    I don't expect it to get better anytime soon.
     
     
    Gambling is not an exact science. It's not for people who like clear black and white figures. It is for the artist who has a sense of stats and who can deal with fuzzy things.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 09:28:39 AM »
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  • Nobody will play if they can not win. The casinos never lose.  Most who are playing for years use to say they are ABOUT  break even (2.7% is about). Some end up plus and some lose and can lose heavy. Most do not lose heavy, as you must have something to lose at first. One here lost SEK 3000k in different casinos BM all over Europe.


    There are dishonest casinos, but I think they can not live long. 


    I hear a lot about ban, and fraud, but has not been target of it or know anybody for sure face it, expect some casinos has vague terms for bonus.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 09:57:15 AM »
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  • I agree that the gambling industry is fuelled by greed, but that probably applies to any big business, and it doesn't necessarily mean that the business is dishonest, at least, not in the sense that there is widespread corruption. However, I do think casinos need to be more responsible regarding problem gamblers. There was a program recently here in the UK which showed that most casinos (online in particular) are perfectly aware that a punter may be a problem gambler because they can see it from the betting patterns and deposits, yet they continue to accept more funds in the account (Still available to watch - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nm27r).

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 03:24:17 PM »
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  • It's one thing to say that you don't trust them, but you can't possibly know that they are ALL dishonest! Sorry, but that's absurd.

    And the other statements could just as well apply to B&M casinos. The fact that they may choose to limit or ban you doesn't make them dishonest, although it doesn't make good business sense either.

    It's simple. A casino is a business like any other, if you rip off your customers they won't come back, they ALREADY have an edge, and there is plenty of competition out there. The sheer, unsubstantiated nonsense and paranoia you read on this topic drives me crazy.

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    The big boys are more tolerant. Like Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. But even theyll have a limit once they realize the house edge isn't going to stop you. I will wait to see how far im allowed to go.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 09:27:01 PM »
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  • I would never play Paddy, they
    only give you 20 seconds between spins. that's barely
    enough time to write down the results, let alone
    study them and make a decision for the next bet.

    The only people I see on the net unhappy with Bet365
    have tried to withdraw large amounts of money, in
    the thousands, and have run afoul of the verifying who
    they are process. One guy withdrew $5000 and his
    own bank turned down the payment from 365 saying
    there was something amiss in his account. So of course
    365 closed the guys account and investigated. Story
    after story like that, rarely do you see they just flat
    out refuse to pay for no reason.


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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 09:30:52 PM »
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  • My experience on the live casino front is that they will take countermeasures once you start getting ahead and it looks like you are a hard nut to crack.
     
    cheers

    What kind of countwrmeasures, what do they do. What can they do.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #23 on: January 24, 2013, 10:57:43 PM »
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  • I would never play Paddy, they
    only give you 20 seconds between spins. that's barely
    enough time to write down the results, let alone
    study them and make a decision for the next bet.

    The only people I see on the net unhappy with Bet365
    have tried to withdraw large amounts of money, in
    the thousands, and have run afoul of the verifying who
    they are process. One guy withdrew $5000 and his
    own bank turned down the payment from 365 saying
    there was something amiss in his account. So of course
    365 closed the guys account and investigated. Story
    after story like that, rarely do you see they just flat
    out refuse to pay for no reason.
    that's part of their strategy to make you rush and make mistakes. But if you know your method. No messing around it can't hinder you. that's why they will have to stop me.


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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #24 on: January 25, 2013, 02:29:39 AM »
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  • that's part of their strategy to make you rush and make mistakes.

    Duh, ya think? I have an actual method that gives
    me an edge, I make unique decisions on very spin.
    You trigger happy guys are tailor made for online
    casinos. They love you to death..

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 03:12:17 AM »
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  • So at which honest casino are you making all your wonderful profits with your carefully-crafted bets, Spike?

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 03:14:13 AM »
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  • So at which honest casino are you making all your wonderful profits with your carefully-crafted bets, Spike?

    No online casino yet. Looking for the right one.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #27 on: January 25, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »
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    My experience on the live casino front is that they will take countermeasures once you start getting ahead and it looks like you are a hard nut to crack.
     
    cheers

    Like what? Name some countermeasures.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #28 on: January 25, 2013, 10:54:18 PM »
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  • Like what? Name some countermeasures.

    One of my golden rules is not to play at any casino which has anything to do with Playtech.
     
    Here is the rundown...
     
    Bet£3.65
     
    This happened about 5 years ago.
     
    I was playing in a syndicate and we were playing for reasonable money.
     
    I was betting number 2 using a progression (stupid looking back on it)
     
    Anyway, it never hit for ages and I ended up having about £40-£50 on it. I get a message saying that the server has disconnected. You don't need to be a genius to guess what number came up! I think they monitor players who are winning large sums of money regularly. I had took them out for about 3k that week and I reckon that was the moment they decided to teach me who the boss was. I complained and got all the usual stuff.
     
    Betfred
     
    I had a really good spell after opening up an account with these. I built my bank up to around 1k from a £50 deposit.
     
    When I went to withdraw the money, they asked me for all kinds of different ID and kept saying the ID I was sending was not clear enough and could I resend it. This went on for weeks. I think it was obviously just a ploy for me to carry on playing and they were hoping I would hit a losing spell.
     
    Betfair
     
    I opened up an account with a small deposit and got that up to around £500 in a week or so! I went to withdraw it and they accused me of player fraud saying I already had another account with them in another name. Obviously this was stuff. So I went back and forwards for a few weeks and they eventually said that their decision was final and that they would not be paying me out. I did get my original deposit back.
     
     
    It seems that from what happened to me and what I have read online that the group of casinos powered by Playtech software are not to be trusted.
     
    You should be especially careful after I read your posts on the WOV forum.  I would make a small withdrawal first if you intend to play there just to make sure that everything is ok.
    Gambling is not an exact science. It's not for people who like clear black and white figures. It is for the artist who has a sense of stats and who can deal with fuzzy things.

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    Re: Is Bet365 Casino Honest?
    « Reply #29 on: January 25, 2013, 10:58:25 PM »
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  • Hmmmm....   A salutary tale.

    Thanks very much for that detailed analysis.

    The only bit that surprised me was Betfair's behaviour. I would have expected better than that from them.

    Still, that's another lesson learned!  :(