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Offline Lert

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« 2014-Jul-12, 12:54 PM Reply #75 »
The average price for Reaper in the first at Randwick is $19, Ladbrokes who bet Top Fluc early in have his best FLUC at $15.

They themselves are betting $19
As discussed in recent posts, "Top Fluc" refers to the official fluctuations as recorded by the betting steward on course.
It is not unusual for that to be less than the best price offered by the corporates.

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« 2014-Aug-14, 05:42 AM Reply #76 »
Horse trainer who heads an advertising agency doesn't seem to be aware of the Internet.

http://www.regionalreach.com/our_team.php

Given the amount of free publicity he's received, why not post his ad on his site?

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/ad-blocked-by-racing-industry-newspaper-20140813-103ovi.html
« Last Edit: 2014-Aug-14, 08:03 AM by jfc »

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« 2014-Aug-14, 05:59 PM Reply #77 »
the accc has filed a lawsuit against bet 365    re false advertising

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« 2014-Aug-15, 07:46 AM Reply #78 »
Evidently the ACCC hasn't heard of Tabcorp and its secret Rake Hikes.

http://calvinayre.com/2014/08/14/business/australia-consumer-watchdog-taking-bet365-to-court/

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« 2014-Aug-24, 04:02 PM Reply #79 »
Just watching Take on Tom during the Swans rout.

$2 Team A
$3 Team B

Too good to be true!

Where is the ACCC to stop such balderdash!

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« 2015-Mar-11, 08:15 AM Reply #80 »
Just watching Take on Tom during the Swans rout.

$2 Team A
$3 Team B

Too good to be true!

Where is the ACCC to stop such balderdash!


I keep getting spammed by Tom offering me a $100 if I can achieve the task of backing 3 winners at the dogs on any day.

The problem is you have to have a minimum $20 bet, and it has to be even money or better. I would suggest you'd be highly likely to be much more than $100 behind before you achieved your "prize".

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« 2022-Apr-13, 11:32 AM Reply #81 »
Bumping an old thread is as good a place as any.


I got screwed by a corporate last week but luckily was  “savvy” enough to be alert to it. I suspect many others weren’t.

Backed a thing the other day @$10 the place. 8 horse field.

Late scratching at the barrier meant 7 went around. Mine ran 3rd.

Lo and behold my bet was regarded as a loser as less than 8 runners doesn’t pay 3rd place and they kept my money. When    I rang to complain they claimed computer error and paid me a $6.40. No idea what deductions are used but at lest I got my cash.

I wonder if others were so lucky.

In saying that there are plenty on here happily putting the boot into the TAB  but I note they didn’t have the same “computer error” and their customers got paid :whistle:

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« 2022-Apr-13, 12:04 PM Reply #82 »
I can remember when for a little while a corporate offered the best of price you took and final tote the place. When you had a bet in a field of 8 or more and scratchings dropped the field under eight - you still got your price for third (less deductions) but collected the inflated 1-2 place dividend if you finished first or second. Early place bets in fields of 8 became a standard practice.   :biggrin:

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« 2022-Apr-13, 01:58 PM Reply #83 »
Any issue I have ever had with Sportsbet, I've been able to get through quickly and spoken with someone knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
There was a problem last Tuesday when my early Sydney bets were cancelled because of a wrong date.
They reinstated all the bets at the original odds, even though the odds had shortened....considerably.

My first computer parlay bet on my TAB acc was a disaster.
Can't remember the 2nd leg but I had Rich Enuff into ???? into Preferment on Vic Derby day......$50-60.
Rich Enuff failed but the 2nd leg got up......Because it was the 1st time I had taken a 3 leg parlay I thought I better check with TAB about the bet's status.
Rang, got through and was assured yes your bet is alive.....never asked about the formula.
Certainly had money ready for Preferment in case the bet was gone.

You know the rest Preferment wins the Derby and nothing in my acc.
I was ex silver level with TAB but had curtailed a bit of my betting at the time.
Rang again...got a manager who basically told me to piss off......wonderful service. :thumbsd:

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« 2022-Apr-13, 04:45 PM Reply #84 »
I agree their customer service is poor. In line with the corporates I’ve dealt with but as I pointed out above, at least they haven’t tried to rip me off deliberately

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« 2022-Apr-13, 05:07 PM Reply #85 »
I've only had the one bad experience in that way and it was with Betezy. The dog I'd backed was a late scratching but the next day the funds weren't returned. When I rang them they wanted me to provide them with evidence of the dog being scratched  :dry:

Ironically whoever took them over (my memory is a bit hazy but thinking it was Sportingbet) which resulted in 2 accounts merging into one reinstated my odds boosts which had been removed  :lol:

Ladbrokes removed allowing me to partake in promos, my odds boost whilst still there is vastly restricted  :/ and their reasoning was "I don't play fair"  :shrug:

Texbet
still allow the odds boost but removed the bet return feature :dry: (not my fault they were offering it on Perth racing)

Sportsbet
took away the boost.




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« 2022-Apr-13, 05:10 PM Reply #86 »
Odds boosts are a classic. Palmerbet started out giving me good boosts but now I’m luck to go from $5 to $5.50. When I started it was more like $5 to $8


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