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2 weeks 1 day ago #780940 by L J
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Hi Everyone,

So the following bookmakers have all either closed my online account or limited me by enforcing ridiculous limits/terms and conditions on my bets :

1. Hollywood Bets
2. World Sports Betting
3 Keith Ho BetXchange
4. Marshalls World Of Sport
5. LM Bookmaker

Can somebody please recommend a bookie to me who won't run scared everytime a punter strikes a small win? I am looking a for a bookie offering both fixed odds and open bets. I am on the verge of giving up gambling considering my current limitations. Is it really worth all the trouble?

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780943 by MissT
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LJ I'm really surprised to see LM bookmakers amongst that lot. Maybe you should give Lance a call. Otherwise good luck.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780944 by Over the Air
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Invest in a VPN and get onto Betfair

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780945 by Over the Air
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L J wrote: Hi Everyone,

So the following bookmakers have all either closed my online account or limited me by enforcing ridiculous limits/terms and conditions on my bets :

1. Hollywood Bets
2. World Sports Betting
3 Keith Ho BetXchange
4. Marshalls World Of Sport
5. LM Bookmaker

Can somebody please recommend a bookie to me who won't run scared everytime a punter strikes a small win? I am looking a for a bookie offering both fixed odds and open bets. I am on the verge of giving up gambling
considering my current limitations. Is it really worth all the trouble?


I would be very interested in hearing what your betting and winning history was, what bets you were successful in, and what limits were imposed.

I see you havent listed Betting World. Give Rob Scott a shout I am told he lays any bet

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780955 by Craig Pienaar
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My bookie increased my limit cause I lose so often , guess we all got problems :lol:
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2 weeks 1 day ago #780958 by Muhtiman
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....with racing venues and betting opportunities becoming a lot less lately .....only the other day I saw a bookie with his hands in his own pockets......:lol:

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780961 by Deeno
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MissT wrote: LJ I'm really surprised to see LM bookmakers amongst that lot. Maybe you should give Lance a call. Otherwise good luck.


I was going to respond the exact comments.

Very strange for LM to reduce your limits.
I know of friends that win big ( and I mean big).
Thjey honour their bets with a smile

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780962 by Bob Brogan
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You must be good L J

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780963 by Beyond The Pale
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Hi Everyone,

So the following bookmakers have all either closed my online account or limited me by enforcing ridiculous limits/terms and conditions on my bets :

1. Hollywood Bets
2. World Sports Betting
3 Keith Ho BetXchange
4. Marshalls World Of Sport
5. LM Bookmaker

Can somebody please recommend a bookie to me who won't run scared everytime a punter strikes a small win? I am looking a for a bookie offering both fixed odds and open bets. I am on the verge of giving up gambling considering my current limitations. Is it really worth all the trouble?[/quote]


I post seldom nowadays but this was a subject close to my heart so thought I would have to.

I bet on rugby and horse racing and the rest of the options much less.

Limited by Sportingbet, Bet.co.za, Betxchange, Lance Michael, Sportsbet, WSB, Gbets, BetOLimp and prob a few others I've forgotten.

Total disgrace , surprised people talking up Lance Michael , he was one of the first , started calling me the Shrewdy and would limit me to win R2500 on rugby , the rest limited me to a couple of 100 rands , laughable.

I'm still with Sunbet , wonderful sporting options but have heard of them limiting , Hollywood haven't limited me yet but their sports is poor and their on line platform is pathetic.

GGG will still lay you a bet but don't offer many markets on sports .

I have a VPN and use Betfair , you can get what you want generally , but once again the Sporting options can be very limited on certain sports .

In summary the SA bookies are a sorry lot , but having said that it's a worldwide problem where Ladbrokes, PaddyPower, Bet 365 etc all limit winners .

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780976 by BATMAN
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I must say I am surprised to see Hollywood’s name up there as I haven’t heard of stories about them. Web is the absolute worst.I got limited and then account got closed and that was my first winning run with them in 2 years.overaul I was way down with them.
The problem is that limiting mainly takes place with betting the day before,most of these bookmakers have young guys who think they know everything who make the odds that they offer and turn out to be wrong betting.
Bettingworld banned me about 10 years ago, but last year I took a chance and re opened a account and it worked, except their prices are always underpriced so I can’t get to take a bet.

Internet is good but volumes are to small,mainly ante post.
Hollywood limits are good and payouts and deposits is superb, haven’t been limited ever.Nice website.
Web I wish could take bets as their prices are normally good and have a nice website with online support. Banned for winning a couple in a row.
Never tried LM as he had horses with tarry and that makes me nervous.
Overall Hollywood first Interbet close second.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #780978 by Deeno
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BATMAN wrote: I must say I am surprised to see Hollywood’s name up there as I haven’t heard of stories about them. Web is the absolute worst.I got limited and then account got closed and that was my first winning run with them in 2 years.overaul I was way down with them.
The problem is that limiting mainly takes place with betting the day before,most of these bookmakers have young guys who think they know everything who make the odds that they offer and turn out to be wrong betting.
Bettingworld banned me about 10 years ago, but last year I took a chance and re opened a account and it worked, except their prices are always underpriced so I can’t get to take a bet.

Internet is good but volumes are to small,mainly ante post.
Hollywood limits are good and payouts and deposits is superb, haven’t been limited ever.Nice website.
Web I wish could take bets as their prices are normally good and have a nice website with online support. Banned for winning a couple in a row.
Never tried LM as he had horses with tarry and that makes me nervous.
Overall Hollywood first Interbet close second.


Thanks

I agree with your ranking wrt Hollywood.
They were my first online bookmaker, tried others but ultimately returned to Hollywood

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2 weeks 23 hours ago - 2 weeks 21 hours ago #780980 by L J
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Hollywood decided to close my account when I publicly expressed my disappointment on this platform about them enforcing some ridiculous limit on my account. Its sad that most of these companies cant seem to take constructive criticism. Imagine if PNP or Checkers banned me for complaining about a shopping bad experiencing? Sounds ridiculous doesnt it
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2 weeks 22 hours ago #780984 by Bob Brogan
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L J wrote: Hollywood decided to close my account when I publicly expressed my disappointment on this platform about them enforcing some ridiculous limit on my account. Its sad that most of these companies cant seen to take constructive criticism. Imagine if PNP or Checkers banned me for complaining about a shopping bad experiencing? Sounds ridiculous doesnt it


You ok with HW replying with why they closed your account?

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2 weeks 21 hours ago #780990 by L J
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Sure. Why not

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2 weeks 11 hours ago #781008 by Pilot officer
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i agree with LJ but i can only speak abt WSB they suck. At the moment im on a limit.Tote bets R 50. I played a 50 swinger in a race 50x which lost and another swinger in the same race 50x which won it paid me out abt R 1500.00 a few minutes later it was reversed as my 1st sw which lost was my limit bet and 2nd sw should never have been accepted.My arguement why does the system accept it and the answer was it does not recognise duplicate bets.And i asked if 2nd sw lost would i have got a refund answer was no.LJ you are correct our bookies are a rip off as well as betting outlets

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2 weeks 11 hours ago - 2 weeks 11 hours ago #781009 by Pilot officer
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the other day i took 14s on eagle alley in race 2 tonight.Meeting was changed to Wed horse was then 5/2 in my opinion bet should stand as it is not a a change in venue or surface but merely a date change that also sucks !
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2 weeks 10 hours ago #781017 by Muhtiman
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.....whinge away and support the open bet....and you will get what you get....whats wrong with the Tote they have swinger bets .....and you can lump on to your hearts content.....unless you are playing in those R500 donkey cart pools.....:huh:

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2 weeks 3 hours ago - 2 weeks 2 hours ago #781070 by L J
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Muhtiman wrote: .....whinge away and support the open bet....and you will get what you get....whats wrong with the Tote they have swinger bets .....and you can lump on to your hearts content.....unless you are playing in those R500 donkey cart pools.....:huh:


I disagree with this statement. More often than not, I play the open bet because of the value. I much prefer UK and interenational racing instead of local. Sometimes taking your bets on the tote for a couple of hundred would change the dividend drastically because the pools arent always large. I even recall catching the Jackpot Qmix multiple times via open bet. Had this bet been placed on the tote, I would only have collected a fraction of the payout. I support the open bet in all instances except for the Pick6 for obvious reasons. Given the choice, I would only play my P6 on the tote and for all other bets, I would use the open bet.

The main problem I have had and still have today is that all bookies run scared once you started making money. In my case, it was through the open bet as I found it most profitable. A couple of bookies listed above that didnt closed my account refused to let me place open bets online and placed conditions on my account such as calling in bets 10 mins before the off time of a horse race(I suspect they were placing my bets on the tote as I noticed the tote pools suddenly increase from small amounts) and another calling in my bets at any time but they will place my bets on the tote. This defeats the purpose of offering the open bet. And why would I waste my airtime and call in my bets? Really? This is why I have interbet. If i wanted to place my bets on the tote, I would place them online. What is the point of me calling in? Its extremely inconvienient. In any case, these bookies ultimately lost out because they lost my business. Their books will clearly show I definitely lost more than I won.
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2 weeks 41 minutes ago #781082 by fingers
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all you blokes that get limited are very naughty - don't you read the t's & c's? - bookies websites are for "recreational players" only (meaning people who enjoy losing their money)

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.

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1 week 1 day ago - 1 week 1 day ago #781497 by L J
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So an update guys. I decided to give Gbets a chance. Not even a week later and without even making a single withdrawal on my account. I have been limited to a R1000 stake per bet :lol: . These bookies are truly a joke and I have now given up hope.
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