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Old 01-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #151
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Don't have much to add about the sights most mentioned in this thread but thought I would throw my two cents in.

I have been betting with Skybook or awhile now. They have pretty decent bonus offers: as of right now that have a bunch of good ones with both free play money (lower deposit amounts) and cash bonuses.

I have not cashed out since last March ( I bet college football and basketball so thats my betting season) but I got a Money order for no fee and within two weeks of cash out. It had to be for a multiple of 500 which happened to work out well for me at the time. This was a cash out greater then my desposit (not by a ton though). This August I redeposited and they gave me another bonus.

You can also get a free half point on bets placed on weekdays between noon and 1 pm eastern time. They also have a nice app for phones.

Very limited props, and are slow to get lines up.

The half point is not available during the playoffs for NFL I think (atleast I didn't get it this week and didn't bother to call since I make very small bets on NFL games)

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #152
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Does anybody think I have any chance at getting my golf future bets reinstated by justbet for the opening tournament? I bet Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Piercy, and Carl Petterson. Obvious pwnage so far. Dustin has a 3 shot lead going into the last 18 holes, Bubba is in 3rd place, and Keegan and Sned are tied for 4th. Only Stricker or maybe Tommy Gainey could have prevented a win at this point.

Seeing how this tourney kept getting delayed due to the winds, I spent all weekend looking for golf rules about whether or not bets get no actioned after a certain point (like 5dimes clearly spells out) and never found any, so I went on live chat Sat and Sun after round 1 was delayed again each day to verify that my bets would still be actioned. Never once did I whine and say this isn't what I signed up for I want my bets cancelled. 2 different cs reps verified that they woul still be good to go each day. After round 2 ended last night I went to all sites that I had matchup props and 1 other one that I had futures at to see if they were still valid. All except justbet still had them as action. Justbet cancelled all of them and said it was a manager decision. I'm not claiming I'm freerolled, as I never even checked yesterday am to see my account before the tournament began, but after being told 2 different times that they would still be accepted despite the long delay, this pisses me off to get no actioned on them.

Guy I spoke with last night said I would have to call back tomorrow when the manager gets in. Anybody think I have any chance to get them re opened or any tips that I should do? Perhaps I could explain Dustin's US Open choke to this guy?
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #153
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Does anybody think I have any chance at getting my golf future bets reinstated by justbet for the opening tournament? I bet Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Piercy, and Carl Petterson. Obvious pwnage so far. Dustin has a 3 shot lead going into the last 18 holes, Bubba is in 3rd place, and Keegan and Sned are tied for 4th. Only Stricker or maybe Tommy Gainey could have prevented a win at this point.

Seeing how this tourney kept getting delayed due to the winds, I spent all weekend looking for golf rules about whether or not bets get no actioned after a certain point (like 5dimes clearly spells out) and never found any, so I went on live chat Sat and Sun after round 1 was delayed again each day to verify that my bets would still be actioned. Never once did I whine and say this isn't what I signed up for I want my bets cancelled. 2 different cs reps verified that they woul still be good to go each day. After round 2 ended last night I went to all sites that I had matchup props and 1 other one that I had futures at to see if they were still valid. All except justbet still had them as action. Justbet cancelled all of them and said it was a manager decision. I'm not claiming I'm freerolled, as I never even checked yesterday am to see my account before the tournament began, but after being told 2 different times that they would still be accepted despite the long delay, this pisses me off to get no actioned on them.

Guy I spoke with last night said I would have to call back tomorrow when the manager gets in. Anybody think I have any chance to get them re opened or any tips that I should do? Perhaps I could explain Dustin's US Open choke to this guy?
I think you're SOL, but I'd probably file a dispute for lols. Pinnacle canceled all of my bets for this tournament, but their rules state that they'll do so if an event is postponed 48 hours or more. The Greek has no such rule, and all my wagers stood. Clones shouldn't be allowed to copy lines and then make **** up when abnormal things occur.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #154
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Spoke with the manager a few hours ago and he said it was their fault for not having rules listed and me being told they would stand, so as a result they're all good to go. Pretty good gesture on their behalf seeing where each bet currently stood
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #155
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Havn't bet online in years, wondering what books you guys would recommend for NFL over the next few weeks and I'm in the US...my main thing is that cashouts are timely, don't mind picking up WU/MG if thats an option and paying a fee for those over waiting 6 wks+ for a check that may or may not bounce.
My units won't be that much either maybe $50-100 units or so, thx.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #156
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Havn't bet online in years, wondering what books you guys would recommend for NFL over the next few weeks and I'm in the US...my main thing is that cashouts are timely, don't mind picking up WU/MG if thats an option and paying a fee for those over waiting 6 wks+ for a check that may or may not bounce.
My units won't be that much either maybe $50-100 units or so, thx.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #157
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Spoke with the manager a few hours ago and he said it was their fault for not having rules listed and me being told they would stand, so as a result they're all good to go. Pretty good gesture on their behalf seeing where each bet currently stood
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #158
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Does anyone know of any legit Justbet disputes that were not handled properly? This is one of the few companies I'm not aware of any. They're nothing special, marketing reps call off the hook, low limits to start and personal limits further, not many lines etc. but these guys seem right on the ball as far everything else goes. Well above other CR shops in customer support, bonuses, dispute resolutions and payouts from my perspective - for some casual US players that's most of what's important.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #159
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Spoke with the manager a few hours ago and he said it was their fault for not having rules listed and me being told they would stand, so as a result they're all good to go. Pretty good gesture on their behalf seeing where each bet currently stood
that is a good gesture.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #160
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Does anyone know of any legit Justbet disputes that were not handled properly? This is one of the few companies I'm not aware of any. They're nothing special, marketing reps call off the hook, low limits to start and personal limits further, not many lines etc. but these guys seem right on the ball as far everything else goes. Well above other CR shops in customer support, bonuses, dispute resolutions and payouts from my perspective - for some casual US players that's most of what's important.
I don't know of any, but perhaps somebody else could chime in. The only complaint that I have is that the limits are awful, and if you're looking for the best line this is definitely not the place. I knew that full well when I signed up though. That said, I do feel almost completely safe with my money at this shop, and I couldn't ask for anything else with the way I was treated today. They're strictly rec, but if you know that going in well just beat em and collect and move on to another joint that suits whatever needs they don't provide.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:56 AM   #161
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One of their reps used to post over at OGD and he got less **** from the regs over there than any other book rep so they must do something right. Factsman vouches for them too and he's about as straight a shooter as any affiliate I've seen around.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #162
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So I made my 5dimes account years ago and opted for the freeplays over reduced juice.

Now I want the reduced juice. Is it possible to create a new account to get the reduced juice? Would I have to legally change my name or something like that (I'm considering this fwiw. **** if I care what my name is legally)
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #163
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Yeah, I've never heard of them pulling anything shady.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #164
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Legally changing your name to get reduced juice? That's sick
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:59 PM   #165
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So I made my 5dimes account years ago and opted for the freeplays over reduced juice.

Now I want the reduced juice. Is it possible to create a new account to get the reduced juice? Would I have to legally change my name or something like that (I'm considering this fwiw. **** if I care what my name is legally)
You can make a new acct at Sportbet which they own but operate separately. It's a better deal there anyway as the standard is -107 instead of -110. Hockey lines are better there too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #166
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Not allowed to have BOTH 5Dimes and Sportbet together. Not sure though if can close one and open the other or not. Imo, just ask them about changing from bonus to reduced juice. They sometimes allow it and other times don't.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #167
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I have both and can open them together. Different passwords though as I had the Sportbet acct before they sold to 5Dimes.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:37 AM   #168
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I had stupid lotto as my 'bonus' option on 5d. I called them and asked what would need to be done to have reduced juice and they said I needed to deposit and wager on some lotto bs. Well I won $250+ betting lotto (bet about 2/3rds board on local pick 3) and they gave me reduced juice. Never looked back (deposited).
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Legally changing your name to get reduced juice? That's sick
well i'd also be able to open accounts at all of the books that slashed my prop betting limits and start off with higher limits again which would be cool.

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Not allowed to have BOTH 5Dimes and Sportbet together. Not sure though if can close one and open the other or not. Imo, just ask them about changing from bonus to reduced juice. They sometimes allow it and other times don't.
yeah i asked them and they said i am not allowed to ever switch. i had my prop limits slashed there so i don't think they particularly value me as a customer :/

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I have both and can open them together. Different passwords though as I had the Sportbet acct before they sold to 5Dimes.
just tried to register at sportbet and they said my information matches an account of mine they already have.

i really want to sharpen my handicapping skills and learn to beat the nba point spread, but really don't see the point if i can't get reduced juice. what would people recommend for somebody who lives in the US? could i do something like get a europe VPN and open a betfair account w/ the help of a european friend for address confirmation? is betfair alone enough?

maybe i'll just move to europe

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Me: Hi Earl, what would it take to permit me to switch to reduced juice?

Earl: Just a moment, please.

Earl: Still on this

Me: ok

Earl: No sir, I am sorry it can not be done.

Me: i can't pay for it?

Earl: No sir, is not about that, I am sorry.

Me: like if i just forfeited some $ amount from my balance

Earl: No sir, that can not be done.

how much $ do you think you can make from betting the point spread before 5dimes slashes your limits there? gotta be sure i'm getting bang for my buck before i switch my name to seymour butts
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how much $ do you think you can make from betting the point spread before 5dimes slashes your limits there? gotta be sure i'm getting bang for my buck before i switch my name to seymour butts
If you are good they will cut your reduced juice limits down to nothing ($50) in no time at all, and they aren't high to begin with ($500). Make friends with someone who has a Pinnacle account if you want to bet big on the NBA.
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First off, huge brags

2nd, Mexico is closer, and there are some awesome resort cities if you are into that sort of thing.
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If you are good they will cut your reduced juice limits down to nothing ($50) in no time at all, and they aren't high to begin with ($500). Make friends with someone who has a Pinnacle account if you want to bet big on the NBA.
thanks for the feedback. guess i'm not missing out on as much as i expected at 5dimes.

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First off, huge brags

2nd, Mexico is closer, and there are some awesome resort cities if you are into that sort of thing.
mexico is a compelling idea. there are a lot of places in europe where i'd love to live tho so that's like a win win in spite of hauling ass overseas.
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recently downsized by bovada to $25 on my prop bets. need to switch sites. any good ones for prop players?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #175
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Intertops doesn't take US players without referral from trusted source or some BS like that but if can get in $275 limits for most props. 5Dimes is quick to limit on props but can sometimes go a while on a $100 per bet limit and can make multiple max bets before getting cut again. I have no clue what Heritage offers for props or limits because have never used them. US facing post up market seems pretty brutal right now but maybe some others here can chime in with suggestions I don't know about.
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