Betfair account closed - Funds with-held

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BettingAutomation
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megarain wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 4:30 pm
As an aside, am interested on what you think my chances are to get the 300 quid API fee back.

I spent maybe 8k on API development - the programs are not for sale (before anyone asks)
What does the API programme do?
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The Silk Run
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BettingAutomation wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 6:24 pm
megarain wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 4:30 pm
As an aside, am interested on what you think my chances are to get the 300 quid API fee back.

I spent maybe 8k on API development - the programs are not for sale (before anyone asks)
What does the API programme do?
Are you trying to wind him up !!! More than anything he needs support because Betfair are a bunch of #$%&^@@£€₩ :shock:
BettingAutomation
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The Silk Run wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 8:18 pm
BettingAutomation wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 6:24 pm
megarain wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 4:30 pm
As an aside, am interested on what you think my chances are to get the 300 quid API fee back.

I spent maybe 8k on API development - the programs are not for sale (before anyone asks)
What does the API programme do?
Are you trying to wind him up !!! More than anything he needs support because Betfair are a bunch of #$%&^@@£€₩ :shock:
No I am not trying to wind him up at all.

The original poster has been very successful, much more successful than I have been.

So therefore, I am interested to know what the API programme does as it could potentially be a benefit to myself.
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Euler
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He has spent good money on specialist work done specific to his strategies. So, as he mentioned, he is not going to share any more detail about it.
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Euler wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 9:31 pm
He has spent good money on specialist work done specific to his strategies. So, as he mentioned, he is not going to share any more detail about it.
The OP said it wasn't for sale.

I wasn't asking to buy it, just asking what it does.
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Same thing, but for free
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BettingAutomation wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 9:58 am
Euler wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 9:31 pm
He has spent good money on specialist work done specific to his strategies. So, as he mentioned, he is not going to share any more detail about it.
The OP said it wasn't for sale.

I wasn't asking to buy it, just asking what it does.
I think cricket was Megarains' main interest.

It's still a big market even though other big hitters like Mark Iverson stopped trading a couple of years back.

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Based on his recent post, Betfair, along with the other bookies, have been acting quite dumb by asking for all his personal data when clearly he is an account they should be cherishing and sending a yearly case of champagne to...or at least a Betfair diary....
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The Silk Run
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wearthefoxhat wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 5:15 pm
BettingAutomation wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 9:58 am
Euler wrote:
Sat May 04, 2024 9:31 pm
He has spent good money on specialist work done specific to his strategies. So, as he mentioned, he is not going to share any more detail about it.
The OP said it wasn't for sale.

I wasn't asking to buy it, just asking what it does.
I think cricket was Megarains' main interest.

It's still a big market even though other big hitters like Mark Iverson stopped trading a couple of years back.


API.png


Based on his recent post, Betfair, along with the other bookies, have been acting quite dumb by asking for all his personal data when clearly he is an account they should be cherishing and sending a yearly case of champagne to...or at least a Betfair diary....
But they sent him a Mug instead. I cannot understand their rationalè. They should be pursuing someone like me who breaks all the rules, but not the law.

Megarain is frustrated for good reason.
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megarain
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Got this from the key account manager, which is fair enough.

I will wait a week and then ask for physical address info for the small claims court.




Good morning xxxxxx,



Hope this email finds you well.


Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeframe for how long the review of your balance will take. I can assure you that once we have any further updates, I’ll be sure to let you know. I have also relayed your request for the refund of the API Key, which I will also update you on once I have any further information.
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jamesedwards
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megarain wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 10:47 am
Got this from the key account manager, which is fair enough.

I will wait a week and then ask for physical address info for the small claims court.




Good morning xxxxxx,



Hope this email finds you well.


Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeframe for how long the review of your balance will take. I can assure you that once we have any further updates, I’ll be sure to let you know. I have also relayed your request for the refund of the API Key, which I will also update you on once I have any further information.
Glad to see you have at least received some communication other than the guy who moonlights in a dog kennels.

But it's totally unacceptable that even your account manager can't give you a timeframe.

Do you know why they closed your account? Presumably if it was just due to affordability concerns they would have no reason to be holding on to your residual balance? Has something triggered their AML flag I wonder?
JohnT
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In the opening post he said he'll wait a month or two for them to find the
£400 and now he's going to small claims in a week.

We've only heard one side of the story and I think megarain has been very selective in what he told us.

Anyone who can win over £3 million on Betfair has to be smarter than the average bear and I think he knows exactly why his account has been closed.

Whether or not they were justified in closing the account is another matter.
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megarain
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Gobsmacked

Believe what you want. I don’t need this.

I find it hard to believe anyone knows anything about their
account given the sparse comms. I thought I was doing
bettors a service by describing last 9 months and how
other users might benefit.

Are you a Betfair mole ? Post your master account details.

Whatever, life is too short.
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The older I get the more convinced I am that faceless companies like betfair have what I like to refer to as the F%@K Up Fairies. You go about your business and all of a sudden out of nowhere they appear and F%@K everything up and create havoc, then as quickly as they appear they disappear leaving a mess for everyone else to sort out.

What their role is no one knows but there is a strong correlation to Customer Services
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LeTiss
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Another reminder of what engaging with the trading community can be like. Megarain has been a legendary figure in this game for many years. Yet here we are.....with 1 poster questioning the truth behind what he's saying, and another lazy bastard wanting details of his AI work and investment

It's why I prefer spending my time on Twitter fighting lefties and trannies :lol:
foxwood
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LeTiss wrote:
Wed May 08, 2024 7:49 am
Another reminder of what engaging with the trading community can be like. Megarain has been a legendary figure in this game for many years. Yet here we are.....with 1 poster questioning the truth behind what he's saying, and another lazy bastard wanting details of his AI work and investment

It's why I prefer spending my time on Twitter fighting lefties and trannies :lol:
+1 I did think you made an unusually laid back response there ;)

good luck Mega
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