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What a joke of a bookie!

  • 20-09-2012 11:08am
    Registered Users Posts: 10,605 ✭✭✭✭

    Got a call from a mate yesterday who wanted to back a greyhound running in Belle Vue yesterday.
    He was in work and couldn't get into a shop and asked me to put it on for him.
    Went online onto my account with one of the biggest UK bookies.
    Dog opened up 7/2 and went out to 4/1, 3rd fav.
    Tried to put £25 on at 4/1 but bet got refered to a trader!
    Trader came back with "SP only!".
    Declined and backed it on Betfair at 6/1.
    Dog never moved off 4/1 and SP returned at 4/1.
    What a joke of a company, if I was having £200 on it, Id say fair enough
    but £25?
    Makes you wonder what sort of limits they are running.

    Have a guess of the company?

    Did the dog win?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,013 ✭✭✭Hulk Hands

    Betfair should've been your first port of call anyway. Well, for 25 Euro anyway, a few hundred maybe not. The bookies overrounds on bags racing are ridiculous to say the least

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,605 ✭✭✭✭okidoki987

    True but liquidity isn't always great on an afternoon Bags meeting.
    Had a balance on the account, was trying to use it up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,706 ✭✭✭premierstone

    OP in the last three months alone you have had a thread slating Betfred, Coral, Boyles and Ladbrokes, why do you use high street bookies at all if they are all crooks and scam artists as you claim??