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richard of york
02 May 22 11:06
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Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 11:52 AM BST
they've removed the option. part of safer gambling. an absurd decision
Report richard of york May 2, 2022 11:57 AM BST
the worlds gone mad no reasoning to it whatsover.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 11:58 AM BST
no communication about it either. I'd complain but i may as well pee into the wind
Report now wheres that switch!!! May 2, 2022 12:02 PM BST
Still there on mobile app.
Report tyred May 2, 2022 12:04 PM BST
a few years ago, when in an internet cafe, it was a good option as you don't want strangers glancing and seeing how much the balance is !
Report elise May 2, 2022 12:15 PM BST
you could try helpdesk but i'd imagine you'd give battle in vain
Report JetLoneStar May 2, 2022 12:27 PM BST
What the hell? Absolutely ridiculous - if I have a big day I like to keep it hidden  as to avoid you know, going on tilt - safer gambling my arse.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:33 PM BST
exactly, it's the oppposite of safer gambling. problem gamblers are less likely to hide their balance. it's a tool good traders use to not get obsessed with outcome
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 12:33 PM BST
Is it really to do with "safe gambling"???   Ridiculous if it is.

I now have a rectangular bit of blu-tack stuck the screen.... ffs
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 12:34 PM BST
I've just posted but nothing has appeared
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:35 PM BST
same, albeit a bit of white paper sellotaped.
it's one of those decisions they haven't thought about, it's like a governmental decision, oh it will help problem gamblers- how exactly?
it's mostly the pros who have it hidden
Report sparrow May 2, 2022 12:37 PM BST
Where is this option?  Never noticed it before.
Report leif May 2, 2022 12:38 PM BST

May 2, 2022 -- 12:15PM, elise wrote:


you could try helpdesk but i'd imagine you'd give battle in vain


Grin

Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:38 PM BST
helpdesk are saying it's nothing to do with safer gambling but a web developer issue, could be a glitch, getting back to me
Report JetLoneStar May 2, 2022 12:42 PM BST
Good Afternoon, the option is currently available on the app, however, it has been removed from the website. Apologies.




Why does it always feel like im talking to a bot.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:46 PM BST
feature removed, won't be returning. ridiculous decision
Report now wheres that switch!!! May 2, 2022 12:49 PM BST
It’s not been removed.. working fine here on IPhone app.
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 12:51 PM BST
this is bloody typical of BF upgrades.  They roll 'em out... wait for us to test them... and then they roll 'em back.  Been going on for decades.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:51 PM BST
still on the app but removed from website, no apparent reasoning behind it, just a Big Brother thing, Betfair wanting to control everything
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 12:53 PM BST
when you say "feature removed" betting_masta - is that the reply from the helpdesk???

did you ask them why it's still an option available on the app???
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:53 PM BST
it's being removed from all platforms apparently in the coming weeks
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:56 PM BST
"It has been removed to be in compliance with new rulings brought in regarding gambling sites in the UK & Ireland"
Report CustomCut May 2, 2022 12:57 PM BST
Gone for me too, you can manually block the balance with an adblocker though and that's what I've done.
Report ItsMeSwaddle May 2, 2022 12:58 PM BST
Dont think thatll be popular, know a couple that like to bet at BFSP, purposefully not tune into any racing, sometimes leaving RacingUK recorded on SkyGo for days on end, hiding balance until watched, bla. Sounds like a poor idea to me but if you think how much time you can save whilst they f around at the start it does sound more appealing.

What is difficult about adding it via a different dropdown menu.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 12:58 PM BST
good thinking CC.
Report JetLoneStar May 2, 2022 12:59 PM BST
how do you do that @CC
Report sparrow May 2, 2022 1:01 PM BST
I use the "alternative colour scheme" on the website and have never seen this option before.  Can someone please tell me where that hide option was located.
Report CustomCut May 2, 2022 1:02 PM BST
My adblocker is called adblock, install it free and it gives an option on the toolbar to hide something on this page, and just click on the part of the page that shows the balance.
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 1:02 PM BST
I think it was when you click the arrow next to balance there was a Hide Balance option
Report betting_masta May 2, 2022 1:02 PM BST
you've just saved my life CC
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 1:03 PM BST
re: Gone for me too, you can manually block the balance with an adblocker though and that's what I've done.

Who's a clever bear CustomCut Love

Yep, it works, and if want to see your balance you can have another window open for Account/MyBest/etc and it's still visible there.


... and breathe....

Ok, just in time to start making [lots of] money
Report JetLoneStar May 2, 2022 1:03 PM BST
Got it thanks alot CC, also a nice little side victory over the big brother ghouls at bf
Report sparrow May 2, 2022 1:09 PM BST
betting_masta 02 May 22 13:02 
I think it was when you click the arrow next to balance there was a Hide Balance option




Thank you, but never seen it before.
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 1:11 PM BST
Sparrow, maybe you didn't see it because your balance was just too big to fit on the screen??
Report GoBallistic May 2, 2022 1:43 PM BST
Nannystate Nonsense Angry
Report The Management May 2, 2022 1:46 PM BST
Presumably from a "Responsible Gambling" perspective - they are still working on the option to "hide" the Casino, Slots, Live Casino, Exchange Games Bingo and Virtual Sports? Laugh
Report longbridge May 2, 2022 1:53 PM BST
I like your style TM :)

Though TBF it does sort-of exist - I permanently self-excluded from everything apart from sports betting when I first opened my account (not that I don't trust myself, more a damage-limitation in case of my account being hacked in the days before 2FA).
Report sparrow May 2, 2022 2:05 PM BST
yeahyeahwhatever 02 May 22 13:11 
Sparrow, maybe you didn't see it because your balance was just too big to fit on the screen??




If only!
Report top2rated May 2, 2022 2:12 PM BST
I might have to ask them to make the 'Deposit' button smaller if I go through the £1m barrier....



Laugh
Report s.kenbo May 2, 2022 3:27 PM BST
I’m genuinely amazed how many people hide their balance. I’ve always found it a pain in the arse whenever I’ve done it accidentally.
Report yeahyeahwhatever May 2, 2022 3:30 PM BST
I do it s.kenbo because I like to check if a horse has won/lost by checking each runner line by line... if my balance is visible I know if the bet has won/lost before I have a chance to do this.
Report s.kenbo May 2, 2022 3:35 PM BST
I can totally understand that. If I’ve had a bet in a race I haven’t watched then I will sometimes squint at my balance and try and work out if it’s gone up! Little idiosyncrasies we all have!
Report stratfordman May 2, 2022 3:35 PM BST
The hide balance was very handy when the wife was nearby...
Report onlooker May 2, 2022 3:37 PM BST
If you have - say - Gone to a Football Match ... and Left 5 or 6 Bets (Take Sp /Keep Options etc)

When you Return home - You Do NOT want to look at your Betfair Account STRAIGHT AWAY - and see that you have 'done your brains'

Far gentler let-down - to either  watch the Race Replays  - or, still more anticipatory, to check the Results in Reverse order (Last horse first - it can be done) ... than INSTANTLY see your Balance decimated. Sad

'Hide Balance' = the perfect Tool for that.
Report JetLoneStar May 2, 2022 3:39 PM BST
agree onlooker - what a helpful new regulation ffs
Report longbridge May 3, 2022 11:39 AM BST
I'm guessing it is this?

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/standards/remote-gambling-and-software-technical-standards/rts-1-customer-account-information

"RTS requirement 1A
Where customers hold a credit or debit balance, the pages or screens used for gambling and to move money into and out of accounts must display the customer’s current account balance, in the currency of their account for example dollars, euros or pounds sterling, whenever that customer is logged in. "
Report Trident May 3, 2022 2:11 PM BST
Use "Ublock orgion" on Firefox or chrome. Then use the element picker mode in options. Highlight the numbers then click" create.
Report Trident May 3, 2022 2:12 PM BST
"Reload page" The same as before. Hope this helps
Report top2rated May 3, 2022 2:12 PM BST


Cool
Report mitolo May 3, 2022 2:23 PM BST
who logs into the notfair website? i havent for a long time and my balance is not visible on gruss.

i just wait until a get the message 'available balance exceeded' at the bottom of the screen, and re-deposit
Report acey deucy May 4, 2022 9:04 AM BST
If you have - say - Gone to a Football Match ... and Left 5 or 6 Bets (Take Sp /Keep Options etc)

When you Return home - You Do NOT want to look at your Betfair Account STRAIGHT AWAY - and see that you have 'done your brains'

Far gentler let-down - to either  watch the Race Replays  - or, still more anticipatory, to check the Results in Reverse order (Last horse first - it can be done) ... than INSTANTLY see your Balance decimated. Sad

'Hide Balance' = the perfect Tool for that.....Exactly the same reason i use the hide balance option i miss it and want it back now.
Report Gaze733 May 4, 2022 11:15 AM BST
Hiding the balance is for mugs, pros like to watch their balance grow every day.
Report Boogie Cat May 4, 2022 1:54 PM BST
"Responsible Gambling" why dont they remove the rip off games etc. theyre not sport
Report Boogie Cat May 4, 2022 1:54 PM BST
"Responsible Gambling" why dont they remove the rip off games etc. theyre not sport
Report ProSniper May 4, 2022 2:49 PM BST
If you wish to keep balance hidden, there's always the option of pinning small window on top of that specified area.

Any type of widget can be used(small digital clock etc..) Alternatively, I find that Windows Sticky Notes work quite well(as shown in photo below)

And what can be used to pin them is very useful app called DeskPins.. (which can be downloaded from link below)

https://efotinis.neocities.org/deskpins/

version 1.32 works perfectly fine on Windows 11 as well.

Report elise May 4, 2022 2:53 PM BST
you're pretty good at knocking up images pro, some of the donks on here would buy a widget off you so they could pin a few grand over their real balance of feck all
Report ProSniper May 4, 2022 3:00 PM BST


Grin
Report elise May 4, 2022 3:02 PM BST
that'll do, gaze will be along shortly
Report stu May 4, 2022 3:08 PM BST
Boogie Cat04 May 22 13:54

"Responsible Gambling" why dont they remove the rip off games etc. theyre not sport



This 100% ^^^^^^^^

The hypocrisy around 'responsible' gambling is boggling must admit - casino/bingo games everywhere in the world/net/TV but apparently responsible gambling is encouraged.
Report onlooker May 4, 2022 3:54 PM BST
All these suggestions as how to 'Hide the Balance'

Reminds me of the observation -

'How can you tell if an Irishman has been using your Computer ?  ..............

.....  The Screen is covered in Tippex.
Report mitolo May 4, 2022 4:14 PM BST
wasnt worth the observing. not funny
Report onlooker May 4, 2022 4:41 PM BST
Given the Proof of your past miserable postings ...

YOU have not had a Laugh in Decades Cry
Report penzance May 4, 2022 5:15 PM BST
someone still pulling xmas crackers.
Report DancingBraveTheBest May 9, 2022 4:11 PM BST
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