What would you say to Betfair?

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Crazyskier wrote:
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:15 pm
I'd be interested to hear from full-timers or profitable traders that rarely or never deposit, yet have still been targeted by BF for documents or been imposed deposit limits?
I don't think you find many at all.

I'd wager that a lot people who have been limited probably don't want to share their lifetime account status.
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It will be interesting to see the White Paper from the gambling review commission when it is published. My fear is that there wont be enough political voice given to punters and it will be dominated by the lobby of bookmakers on one side and the anti-gambling folks on the other. Hopefully some sense will prevail.

I really hope they dont lump all punters into the same box. Someone who like to have a few quid on a horse is not the same as someone who is spending 7 hours a days playing online slots. If the point is to stop problem gambling, then they should start with the likes of online casinos that are basically the crack cocaine of the gambling world. Firms have for year done their best to steer their customers towards these products, with huge consequences. I think they should legislate for it similar to the way they do with drugs, categories based on the harmful effects, A, B, C etc.
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They should probably start with the lottery as that is where people get a taste for gambling. But gaming is the big, big, big problem. It's a one way street to loserville and you have no chance at all of overturning the odds.
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Euler wrote:
Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:34 am
Naffman wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:28 pm
jamesedwards wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:40 pm


Is that £100 deposit per month?
Yes
I know loads of new customers who are on £500 a month without any income proofing. That's the base level.
Double checked again and as I'm unemployed they are unwilling to raise it past £100
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Archangel wrote:
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:24 pm
It will be interesting to see the White Paper from the gambling review commission when it is published. My fear is that there wont be enough political voice given to punters and it will be dominated by the lobby of bookmakers on one side and the anti-gambling folks on the other. Hopefully some sense will prevail.

I really hope they dont lump all punters into the same box. Someone who like to have a few quid on a horse is not the same as someone who is spending 7 hours a days playing online slots. If the point is to stop problem gambling, then they should start with the likes of online casinos that are basically the crack cocaine of the gambling world. Firms have for year done their best to steer their customers towards these products, with huge consequences. I think they should legislate for it similar to the way they do with drugs, categories based on the harmful effects, A, B, C etc.
Even if sports trading was labelled category C gambling I still wouldn't like it. ;)
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Well put!
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https://www.racingpost.com/news/comment ... rum/595778

"With Betfair, I felt like they were looking for problems, not solutions" that sounds like the Betfair I know :lol:
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They'll want to know who and how often you shag next!
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:24 pm
They'll want to know who and how often you shag next!
No worries of you being limited there then Derek? :lol:
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jamesedwards wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:58 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:24 pm
They'll want to know who and how often you shag next!
No worries of you being limited there then Derek? :lol:
I don't think Sophy Ridge will be willing to corroborate.
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Naffman wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:57 pm
https://www.racingpost.com/news/comment ... rum/595778

"With Betfair, I felt like they were looking for problems, not solutions" that sounds like the Betfair I know :lol:
Have betting companies suddenly being given the same authority as the Inland Revenue!

Imagine asking your friends for their bank statement so you can send it to a betting company :roll:
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