I wish I had more insight into what causes this - I always knew (well suspected) if you was a successful consistent profit maker you would get black listed as after all there businesses that want to make money but myself being a degenerate gambler and not a consistent winner - far from it - am shocked to discover some bookies have restricted me/my accounts - not for being a problem gambler but for other unknown to me reasons?
Right now I have discovered I have staking restrictions at Paddy Power - I don’t like it but can understand that as had a big win off them last Super Bowl - they don’t like that so now when ever they have a special price / offer or Paddy Price Boost as they call it what ever the advertised MAX is I can only get half that - never get more.
What I find more rude is they never inform you - you only find out when you try to place - bet slip advises you to call for more details as ya trying to bet over ya staking restrcitions or to try lowering your stake.
Now more recently I found I was never getting free bet offers from 888Sport and not getting Best Odds Guaranteed applied so when I queried this via contact us was surprised to be told my account there to has restrictions - they claim I was advised but I assured them and maintain I wasn’t. However this particular account is a head scratcher for me as to why its been restricted…?
Below is the last e-mail reply I had from them in response to my enquiring as to why but to give some context as to why I’m perplexed is this is not only a sports book I do not often bet with (as they often never seem to be best value / price - certainly not now they wont give me BOG) but as I suspected I am down with them - never withdrawn or made money from them so scratching my head as to what I did to cause this situation?
Have uploaded my account info above the e-mail reply (posted below) I got showing my all time account standing with them - £200 down. So truly don’t get it - maybe I don’t bet enough so they want me to leave and this is there way of getting me to go elsewhere - still seems strange to me though. Well if it does cost them to service accounts (as often sports books claim this when justifying inactive account fees) for this very reason I’m determined to stay - log in every so often and have small bets a quid here or there just to keep the account live and cost them going forwards. However will try my very very best to only put on bets I think have high chance of winning as dont want to zero out as don’t really want to deposit more with them.
Any ways genuinely interested to hear others experiences of this from both the betors side and inside the industry as I know we have a couple peeps on TFP that work inside the industry - sure I’ve seen TFP users mention being an ex-independent bookmaker and an odds compiler.
Any way anyone else can’t get bets on - how that happen to you - also if anyone wants to share tips help me put on decent chance bets at 888Sport much appreciated as down to £2 and change - was 41p but had someone tip me a horse that was there NAP of the day and it won… don’t plan to ever risk more than half my bankroll there per bet - target (with no time limit) is it to win back up to being in profit with them - as that would give me mega smug satisfaction being able to withdraw having not made 888sport any money off of my business.