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Celtic warrior
18 Jul 21 12:52
Date Joined: 18 Jul 02
| Topic/replies: 1,478 | Blogger: Celtic warrior's blog
So after they refused my second only post induction bet on baseball and limit me to £0.01 bets, (scared that I might be one of those terrible matched bettors availing myself of their 5*£10 bets = £10 free bet offer)today I got an email offering me ten free spins at their casino.

all this crap about protecting vulnerable punters. All these thieves have to offer now is a way for you to destroy yours and your families lives with problem gambling. And yet no-one will do anything at all about it. 

And since the resumption of racing last June their prices have all been abysmal.

Sunday rant over!
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Report bettysboy July 18, 2021 2:07 PM BST
It seems to me that limiting bets to £0.01 is hardly encouraging problem gambling. It seems much more like discouraging gambling entirely.
Report Celtic warrior July 18, 2021 2:19 PM BST
By making their casino the only betting option available to me they are trying to draw me into their casino net. Horse racing is merely a marketing ploy these days, not a real product.

Sign you up via horseracing/soccer then transfer you to the casino. It will work with many thousands of younger punters.
Report bettysboy July 18, 2021 2:21 PM BST
You have a point there Cw
Report steerforth July 18, 2021 2:27 PM BST
There really ought to be but there is no chance of getting  public attention on this. Garnering sympathy from the man in the street for not being able to get a bet on a horse race is not something that is ever going to happen. If it was any other high street business the trading standards people would be all over it. But what about those who grant licenses to trade? What are their terms of reference and who are they accountable to?
Report bettysboy July 18, 2021 2:30 PM BST
Gambling is not problem gambling.

AS the OP opines on a different post, gambling involves temperament, selectivity, research and possible specialisation amongst other factors (i am paraphrasing here).

Problem gambling involves impulse and ease of access - and not much else
Report themightymac July 18, 2021 2:41 PM BST
Like drug dealers who hook their customers on drugs

... every online bookmaker is intent on hooking all their customers on their online casinos.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk July 18, 2021 2:42 PM BST
Bait and switch
Report hulk23 July 18, 2021 2:59 PM BST
if you've been granted a bookmakers licence any restrictions should be open to question. "traders decision" shouldn't be acceptable, if you don't want to lay a bet purely because you think you might lose then the licence should be revoked.
Report hulk23 July 18, 2021 3:00 PM BST
GC have allowed a ridiculous scenario whereby these shysters get a licence, someone wants £5 at 3/1 & they offer 10 pence.  absolute joke.
Report barstool July 18, 2021 7:01 PM BST
Try Big Fat Bookie with Sunglasses and

Only joking CW, just highlighting the fact that any new outfit should be avoided like the plague.
Report ItsMeSwaddle July 19, 2021 1:24 AM BST
Report driver2 July 19, 2021 3:05 AM BST
CW, the same thing happened to me. BV closed my account without explanation but informed me, at the same time, that I could still use their casino. Absolute parasites!
Report Celtic warrior July 20, 2021 10:13 AM BST
This morning they asked me to declare that betting is only a hobby and that I am in control of my gambling! At the age of 54!

Thats just horses. They don't care about my control when in their casino.
Report hulk23 July 20, 2021 10:52 AM BST
if you "declare" your casino gambling is a career & you're completely out of control they'll invite you along to the next Golf day Cool
Report Ramruma July 20, 2021 3:36 PM BST
Aiui you lot are out-of-touch and the new big thing is impossible in-game accas on football. Liverpool to win by 1.5 goals in a match with under 5 goals, 3 corners, 2 yellow cards, Salah to score, Henderson to assist and the referee to eat a steak pie at half-time.
Report SlippyBlue July 20, 2021 4:31 PM BST
Yes indeed Ramruma and getting 28/1 or thereabouts Laugh
Report barstool July 20, 2021 4:45 PM BST
That is only 18s with most firms Slippy.

Go in again!
Report Celtic warrior July 20, 2021 6:31 PM BST
Request a bet. Worse than the casino. Its a complete shocker
Report Celtic warrior July 20, 2021 7:31 PM BST
Hilarious. They have just sent me an email saying I have funds left from the euros to spend

Spend on what 8000 bets of £0.01!!!
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