Jolly Unsporting Of Them

Isn't life's twist and turns weird? Call it fate, coincidence, sod's law or whatever, but no sooner had I expressed my gratitude for the Bet365 offers in yesterday's post and low and behold, I get an email this afternoon banning me from any future offers and freebies.

Here's a copy of the email in full...

"Dear Mr Hamilton,

I am contacting you with regards to your bet365 account.

In order to reward existing customers and attract new customers, bet365 make regular offers such as bonuses and free bets.

These offers are expensive and bet365 policy is therefore not to allow them where we consider that the offers could make a significant difference to the likely profitability of a customer's account.

Unfortunately your account has been identified in this way and so we are notifying you that you will not be eligible for bet365 offers in future.

Additionally we are no longer able to offer you our telephone betting service. However, our online service remains available to you to place future bets.

If you require any further assistance, our team are available 24 hours a day by Live Chat, email at, or telephone on 08000 288365 and we will be pleased to assist you.

Kind Regards
The bet365 Team"

Bound to happen some time I suppose, though I did find it rather amusing on two fronts. Firstly, being denied use of their telephone service is rather strange given that I've never used it in the first place. Secondly, the denial of such offers because of a "significant difference to the likely profitability of a customer's account" flies in the face of the offer itself. If I may quote the promotions 'blurb' taken directly from their website:

"Keep backing those winners and we'll keep giving you free bets!"

Needless to say, I've emptied my account with them and will not be returning. Not until they give me a reload bonus of course. LOL!

Now that this reliable income source is no longer available to me, I really must redouble my efforts on the pre-race horse win markets. With the greyhounds going nowhere, it looks like it will be the only avenue open to me for sometime.

Thankfully, today saw a much improved performance with a record breaking pre-race horse racing profit of just over £50. If that is an indication of what can be achieved then I'll be happy with that. All I need is a little consistency.

I got involved in 29 markets today and lost only 3 (ignoring a -£0.08 'scratch'). More importantly the size of those losses were, £0.64, £1.72 and £2.88. A significant improvement in the size of my losing trades in recent weeks.

Control the losses and the profits will take care of themselves.

I should write that down in huge letters and stick it to my monitor. All I need to do now, is repeat the process.

I'm not sure what I'll do on Saturday afternoons now that the Bet365 offers have disappeared. Looks like I'll have no excuse now for avoiding the housework. Not tomorrow though as I'll be laying laminate flooring instead.

Have a good one.


Anonymous said...

lol typical they dont like people that consistantly open another account in someone elses name and carry on.

Ronnie2ticks said...

"Control the losses and the profits will take care of themselves"

That is a fantastic statement one which i hope we all heed !!

Philip H said...

What utter tossers! Turds of the highest order.

Anyway, you've just proved you don't need them Alistair. Good luck.


Anthony said...

Ha ha, you've got to laugh. That'll be why the bookies never lose. At least you've had plenty out of them, you big time punter!
Well done on the horses yesterday.

Alistair said...

I've always wanted to be banned by a bookie as it means I must be doing something right. They shouldn't be two faced about it though.

"Keep backing those winners and we'll keep giving you free bets - unless you win too much!"

Anonymous said...

You lasted far longer than me. I only had one crack at the 4/1 offer before getting 'escorted to the door' so to speak.

Shites, every one of them to a man.


Alistair said...

Reading other forums, it seems Bet365 have been gubbing a lot of people in recent days. Obviously having a clear out of those successful types.