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Mr Magoo
02 Apr 13 10:22
Date Joined: 28 Mar 05
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If you try and log in there now, it just creates a Betfair account for you!
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Report YOMOMMA April 2, 2013 10:39 AM BST
No loss. They weren't useful in the slightest.
Report tommycockles April 2, 2013 10:47 AM BST
Press Release
Betfair acquires customer database of Blue Square

Betfair Group plc ("Betfair") today announces that it has acquired certain assets, including the customer database, of online bookmaker Blue Square Bet for £5m.

From today, all Blue Square customers will be automatically redirected to Betfair where they can access a full suite of sports betting and gaming products and receive a promotional welcome offer.

The acquisition is consistent with Betfair’s strategy of focusing on regulated markets and growing its sportsbook and gaming operations alongside the exchange.

For further information, please contact:

James Midmer
Betfair Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 20 8834 6843
Mob: +44 (0)7801 133 510
Report maas April 2, 2013 10:58 AM BST
So they've "purchased" the customers.
Report maggot April 2, 2013 11:08 AM BST
Fkin fantastic...

My Betfair balance has disappeared, and I'm left with the few quid that I had in Blue Square..

Can't theses fkin muppets get anything right ?
Report Mr Magoo April 2, 2013 11:08 AM BST
Thanks to this takeover, how long will it now take before I receive an abusive email from Betfair, accusing me of opening a second account in violation of their terms & conditions?
Report TheVis April 2, 2013 12:32 PM BST
Great - anybody know where you can see any open bets you may have had?
Report DickyM April 2, 2013 12:42 PM BST
my new account violates t's & c's, and bluesq balance not transferred.
Report Lgboots April 2, 2013 2:03 PM BST
Betfair won't recognise my Bluesq username/password when trying to transfer account Sad

Trying to phone the helpline is pathetic. Been waiting for over 20 mins with no answer.

Had over £100 in Bluesq. ffs Betfair this is so annoying Angry
Report Lgboots April 2, 2013 2:16 PM BST
My account balance for some reason was transferred to Mecca Bingo. So at least that is sorted now Grin
Report STEPTOES YARD April 2, 2013 5:43 PM BST
im confused, arent we meant to only have 1 betfair account Mischief
Report viva el presidente! April 2, 2013 5:53 PM BST
great - so that'll be loads of new customers for the exchange, right?
Report donny osmond April 2, 2013 5:58 PM BST
will the newcommers be allowed on the forum ?

did bob vegas have a blue square account ?
Report toffee87 April 2, 2013 6:10 PM BST
no, not allowed on the forum
Report STEPTOES YARD April 2, 2013 6:16 PM BST
Exclusive club
Report the silverback April 2, 2013 9:23 PM BST
Seems a little **** to take clients money from blue square and deposit it in a new betfair account.

Surely Blue Sq should have offered clients a chance to withdraw their funds first.

Card details have not been transferred over. I wonder if they will be requesting ID before allowing Blue Sq customers access to funds.
Report SamH_123 April 2, 2013 9:52 PM BST
This was a bit weird.  If I was some casual who hadn't been to Betfair before I would be a bit confused
Report Templeton Peck April 2, 2013 10:08 PM BST
I can't even access my account as they're not accepting my birthday!  I don't have any money in the a/c as was limited to pennies but all seems an odd way of doing it.
Report Super Hans April 2, 2013 10:09 PM BST
What happens to ante post bets with Blue SQ?
Report the silverback April 2, 2013 10:37 PM BST
qu ee r is a banned word. Really?
Report Mr Magoo April 2, 2013 11:33 PM BST
I wanted a second forum account to go with my second BF account but they still haven't re-enabled forum access for new users.

I guess they are hoping forum users are a dying breed, just like the exchange users.
Report TheVis April 3, 2013 8:18 AM BST
ante post bets will be honoured by BF thought annoyingly they have not come over into "current bets"
Report VCM April 3, 2013 10:11 PM BST
There was a problem migrating your account to Betfair. Please call our helpdesk on 0844 871 0000.

Report Burton-Brewers April 4, 2013 9:46 PM BST
anyone else been given a free £10 to use on the sportsbook?
Report Johnnybravo22 April 5, 2013 12:55 AM BST
Yeah got a free £10 on the sportsbook too.
Report sideshowbob April 5, 2013 2:55 AM BST
my max bet on there has been about 50p for 5 years, havent logged in for at least 2 years so i wont miss them.

even if they let me bet actual money, ive no interest in using betfair fixed odds anyway. im 100% done with internet bookies and the stupid game of restricting your stakes to buttons. however much they paid to "buy" me as a customer was wasted.

strange way to do business, never known anything like it before. id imagine most accounts they bought are people who already have a betfair account or opened a blue square account years ago just to get a free bet and wont even know about this as theyve changed their email address 50 times since they last logged in!
Report moonaxed April 5, 2013 3:56 AM BST
Report askari1 April 5, 2013 2:35 PM BST
They were atrocious and deserved to go.

Now I too have a second accnt., wh/ will no doubt be unavailable at exactly the same times the first accnt. is unavailable.
Report thebandit April 5, 2013 7:07 PM BST
Templeton Peck 02 Apr 13 22:08
I can't even access my account as they're not accepting my birthday!  I don't have any money in the a/c as was limited to pennies but all seems an odd way of doing it.

Same here mate. Won't recognise me birth.
Report Coachbuster April 5, 2013 8:07 PM BST
is there no way to simply transfer the balance from the 'new account' to the existing one ?
Report thebandit April 5, 2013 8:11 PM BST
Thing is Coachbuster you 1st have to log in at Blue Square, 2nd confirm details (where I fall flat as it won't accept my d.o.b) and third activate your account.
Report Burton-Brewers April 5, 2013 8:45 PM BST
Same here mate. Won't recognise me birth.

same here and they will not respond to my emails, seems very fishy to me
Report cribbage king April 6, 2013 2:46 PM BST
Blue Square

Simply the worst betting firm on the net. Bets limited to miniscule amounts and refusing to respond to emails, promising to return calls then failing to call.

Total dissatisfaction with them.
Report Coachbuster April 6, 2013 11:16 PM BST
cheers bandit
- farcical stuff as always Cry
Report Coachbuster April 6, 2013 11:34 PM BST
Betfair seem hell bent on p1ssing folk off these days - dunno what's got into them ?
Report thebandit April 14, 2013 11:32 AM BST
Greed was the 1st thing that comes to mind unfortunately Coachbuster.
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