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Online Bookies will not refund me my deposit after removing a market.

  • 10-03-2013 2:07pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 43 ✭✭✭ Locanfetzava


    I recently lodged a deposit into an Online betting agency and then discovered that they had a cap on the limit that I could bet on which was 20 % of what I lodged.

    I lodged a bet and they refused to let me lodge the remainder of my balance on the same bet.

    They have now refused to refund me the 80% that I have in my account. They have since removed the market that I was interested in and said that I have to use it up on other markets.

    Have I any comeback?


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭ Howjoe1


    Seems strange. who are they out of ciriosty?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 Kankan14


    You need to go through the sites T's & C's find the part about a deposit refund and go from there. If you've agreed by clicking agree to t's&c's that say there's a 20% max bet on a market and you can't get a deposit refunded then you have little to no recourse from either angle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987


    Depends on how you lodged the money.
    If it was via a credit card, there are ways to stop the payment going through.
    What's an online betting agency?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 43 ✭✭✭ Locanfetzava


    They are called 188BET.

    I have used several other betting agencies including P Powers, Pynnical, Betfred, Ladbrokes and had no hassle withdrawing excess cash after a capped stake. The correspondent was very unhelpful and smart when I pointed out that I was not interested in other markets and just wanted my cash back. She said that I should have first checked the T&C, how was I suppose to know that there was to be a minimum stake on that particular market that I wanted to bet on.

    I also told them If I was to use up the rest of my balance I will close my account for good and bad mouth them on forums.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ Fiery mutant


    Can I ask how much of a stake you were looking to bet? I know some will not let you bet a huge amount straight away, as in deposit a large sum and then bet it all straight away on the one stake.

    We should defend our way of life to an extent that any attempt on it is crushed, so that any adversary will never make such an attempt in the future.



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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 43 ✭✭✭ Locanfetzava


    Can I ask how much of a stake you were looking to bet? I know some will not let you bet a huge amount straight away, as in deposit a large sum and then bet it all straight away on the one stake.

    I lodged 100 and the cap was 19.

    Two other bookies doing the same market had limits of 50 first strike but would you let you bet again, odds dropping slightly but at least they let you bet the second and third time and would allow you to withdraw.

    188BET were smart and a con job, they had their odds high to attract punters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ Fiery mutant


    Seems strange, what market were you betting. €19 is pittance to some bets I've seen, unless you were getting massive odds and they suspected you to be scamming in some way.

    We should defend our way of life to an extent that any attempt on it is crushed, so that any adversary will never make such an attempt in the future.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 43 ✭✭✭ Locanfetzava


    Seems strange, what market were you betting. €19 is pittance to some bets I've seen, unless you were getting massive odds and they suspected you to be scamming in some way.

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