Philby maybe you can help with an explanation of the TAB's thinking?
I had a bet in the last at Caulfield tomorrow (21/02/18) the TAB like all corporates were betting in the vicinity of 160% or more, which I understood as there was more than 40% of the market in emergencies...........
Now there were 2 scratchings both around double figures and the deductions were 9 cents and 11 cents, sounds fair right?? about 20% but they allowed in 2 emergencies that were closer to 30% of the Market............now if the emergencies didn't get a run there would be no deductions for them............the TAB had already punished the prices assuming the Emergencies wouldn't get a run by betting 160% in the first place
now if a horse that is a $5 chance is scratched a 20% deduction would be fair......so wouldn't it therefore follow that if a horse that is not in the race is let in and it is $5 there should be a 20% increase in the price? that would be fair! a silly analogy but it makes my point
I had a bet on a different horse in the same race with Sportsbet.....and guess what?? Their deductions were 0 cents and 0 cents........just like any fair minded organisation would see it.............Hooray for SPORTSBET!! Hip, Hip Hooray....a Fair Bookmaker!
I called the TAB and all I get is that they claim ignorance, they didn't make the decision and I can't talk to anyone who did, I just want to get an explanation of how they came to their conclusion based on what is fair??............
First they try to explain the basics like I am an uneducated idiot who doesn't understand that when there are deductions they have to give the money back.........well the fav was an emergency and they would have had to give that money back too if it hadn't got a run.....but they would not have taken a deduction if it was scratched
AND THEY WERE BETTING 160% TO MAKE ALLOWANCE FOR THE EMERGENCIES NOT GETTING A RUN.......THAT DEDUSTION WAS ALREADY BUILT IN TO THE PRICES!
Sorry for shouting, I am angry but it isn't you I am angry with, it isn't even the TAB REALLY.......It is ME......this has happened before and I cancelled my account.....then like an idiot I reopened it..........fool me once shame on you......but you fooled me twice and that is a SHAME on ME...........but one thing you can take to the Bank.....you won't fool me a 3rd time, the account will be closed as soon as weight is declared after the last a Caulfield, win/lose or draw!.....unless someone can give me a plausible explanation of why what they have done is fair?
Good luck with that