Blue Square now Betfair

Greigssy

Meister Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Location
Scotland
I recently logged into Blue Square for a IGT and Cryptologic fix and I was surprised to find my account has been transferred to Betfair.

I have had an account there for 6 years and also regularly used them for sports-book bets, I have never had a problem with them this all seems a bit sudden.
I wonder how this affect the sponsorship deals for the leagues.

Anyway,I had a look through the site and they offer Playtech as a casino and they have just added WMS slots in the "Vegas slots" section.

Has anybody had any expereinces with them?
 

aceking123

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
Mar 4, 2008
Location
uk
I recently logged into Blue Square for a IGT and Cryptologic fix and I was surprised to find my account has been transferred to Betfair.

I have had an account there for 6 years and also regularly used them for sports-book bets, I have never had a problem with them this all seems a bit sudden.
I wonder how this affect the sponsorship deals for the leagues.

Anyway,I had a look through the site and they offer Playtech as a casino and they have just added WMS slots in the "Vegas slots" section.

Has anybody had any expereinces with them?

betfair = rogue nothing more to say other than go do a search your see one of the longest forum reads ever !
 

Greigssy

Meister Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Location
Scotland
I did make a small deposit.

I tried to play wms slots and I kept getting error on loading,I tried the playtech casino and I got a message that my account is excluded from casino.
Tried to find out why but there is no live chat.

Seems my account is limited to sports-book and arcade slots for some reason.

But yeah wont be playing here if rogue.Thanks!
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
There's a recent thread somewhere outlining how the "acquisition" was done in a really sleazy and underhanded way. Real shame as Blue Sq were absolutely flawless.

Playing there now would be like ordering from your table @ Noma and receiving a McDonalds Value Meal.

I've completely forgotten I ever had an account there and will never return. Under any circumstances.
 

jetset

RIP Brian
Joined
Feb 22, 2001
Location
Earth
Blue Square had been underperforming for some time and Rank made no secret of the fact that they wanted to get rid of it, so the deal with Betfair wasn't entirely a surprise (take a look at CM News)

Now Betfair itself is reportedly the target of a possible take-over by a large private equity firm and its investment partners - something the new CEO Breon Corcoran and his management team have advised shareholders to hold off on for the present

I don't believe Betfair should be allowed to outrun its bad rep until it has made good the players it so publicly screwed (again see the various threads here at CM outlining the various questionable stunts it has pulled in the past.)

Like Media Corp plc and the Purple Lounge affair, it should have its feet held to the fire at every opportunity on its past.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I did make a small deposit.

I tried to play wms slots and I kept getting error on loading,I tried the playtech casino and I got a message that my account is excluded from casino.
Tried to find out why but there is no live chat.

Seems my account is limited to sports-book and arcade slots for some reason.

But yeah wont be playing here if rogue.Thanks!

It seems that players brought in from Blue Sq are getting second class treatment. I thought the whole point of these multi product sites was that one account served all the products on offer.
 

GOCC

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Jul 19, 2005
Location
UK
My Blue Sq account has all funtionallity; Exchange, Casino and Arcade.

Maybe a phone call to find out what the problem is?
 

Greigssy

Meister Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Location
Scotland
My Blue Sq account has all funtionallity; Exchange, Casino and Arcade.

Maybe a phone call to find out what the problem is?

Thanks, but to be honest I'm not gonna go near the site now after what Ive read here about betfair.
I will stick to other accredited sites for my for my slots play.The sports-book is quite slow in loading and I wouldn't know where to start with the exchange.
 

Greigssy

Meister Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Location
Scotland
Blue square may have changed hands but the past owners of the site were Mecca and I was able to sign in with my old Blue Sq user-name and pass at Mecca Bingo.

They have all the same slots as Blue Sq had and a some of the best Aristocrat slots like 50 Lions,More Hearts and More Chill.:)
 

Matt44UK

On a Break
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Apr 1, 2013
Location
Hampshire, UK
Well, as a newcomer to online casinos I set up several accounts over the past 2 or 3 months to try and get a good sample of the "good, bad and the ugly", so to speak. Betfair was one of the 6 or 7 I set up and played and quite frankly, I smelt a rat there from the very start and never returned once I blew the first hundred quid or so! Call it a gut feeling if you like.... but I felt something was definitely "wrong" there ;-(
Looks like I was pretty much on the money here, I'm not surprised about Blue Square being taken over by them though - the fragmented UK betting market strikes again, it seems :cool:
 
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