inetbet bonus banned

roygen

Dormant account
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Location
Bermuda
Not really a complaint as such, just need some feed back on this, I made numerous deposits between $50 and $100 and took a deposit bonus every time. Had never cashed out apart from my last session which was $120. After my withdrawal was processed, I saw in my promotion coupon claim box that i had to contact customer support. Below are the emails : (Conversation Starting Bottom email first.)

Hi Roy,

Thanks for your mail.

As we say below you have claimed $493 in free chips on your $300 deposits, this counts as bonus abuse and your have been banned as such.

We checked your recent deposits and it appears that you never deposit without taking a large match bonus. As we mentioned below, these offers are in place to reward regular depositors, it appears you only deposit when a bonus is offered.

Sorry we couldn't assist this time, please feel free to request a review of your account if your decide to change your depositing patterns.

Regards,

CSR Luke
iNetBet Support
----- Original Message -----
From: Me
To: iNetBet Support
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Am I bonus banned


LOL- I have deposited numerous times and have never withdrawn. The first time I make a withdrawal from and you I am accused of bonus abuse. This has been the first time I have ever been accused of any sort of bonus abuse. I always take a Deposit Bonus that is offered, Please review my case. Thanks.
--- On Thu, 3/4/10, iNetBet Support <support@inetbet.com> wrote:


From: iNetBet Support <support@inetbet.com>
Subject: Re: Am I bonus banned
To: "Me
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 11:24 AM


Hi Roy,

Many thanks for your mail.

We checked your account, you are temporarily banned from using coupons, this is because you have claimed $493 in free chips on your $300 deposits. The coupons are there to reward our depositing players, not to be abused.

As we say, this is only a temporary measure and we would be only too pleased to remove this ban should your deposit patterns change.

If we can assist any further please feel free to ask.

Regards,

CSR Luke
iNetBet Support
----- Original Message -----
From: Me
To: support@inetbet.com
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:16 PM
Subject: Am I bonus banned


Hi, No response yet from my previous email. Just want to know If I am bonus banned and if so, why ?. Thanks.

--- On Wed, 3/3/10, Me wrote:


From: Me
Subject: Excluded from this Promotion
To: support@inetbet.com
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 5:44 PM


Hi,
When I go to the cashier it says this in my Claim promotion box :

This account was excluded from this Promotion. Please call customer service for more information on coupon availability.

This is before entering any coupon code, Can you tell me what this means.-Thanks

Regards
Roy


Is this nomal to be banned for taking a promotion on every deposit ?

Thanks
 

yoshirules

Experienced Member
Joined
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Location
holland
The same has happened to me at inetbet. Every Tuesday I took the Casinomeister special bonus..............made 3 withdrawals but lost many more deposits. Also I am bonusbanned.

At All Star Slots en Titan I always take a bonus...........no problems at all.

Rtg without a bonus is very hard I think.

Cause of this I dont play anymore at Inetbet
 

roygen

Dormant account
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Location
Bermuda
The same has happened to me at inetbet. Every Tuesday I took the Casinomeister special bonus..............made 3 withdrawals but lost many more deposits. Also I am bonusbanned.

At All Star Slots en Titan I always take a bonus...........no problems at all.

Rtg without a bonus is very hard I think.

Cause of this I dont play anymore at Inetbet


Yes, all seems strange to me, I always take a bonus on every deposit at every casino I play at. First time this has ever happened- Look forward to some more feedback on this :)
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
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CAG
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Location
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If this is classified as bonus abuse then the OP is pretty lousy at that. Imagine playing with nearly $800 in total, $300 of which was his own money and ended cashing out only $120. To me, it seems that he just wanted more playtime. Honestly, the bonuses come with WRs and when you finish them you are unlikely to gain too much of an edge over them. Maybe Inet has too many customers and want to get rid of some of them.
 

AussieDave

Banned User
Joined
Dec 24, 2005
Location
Australia
I don't know if you can PAB this... but I would if you can. Because this is some serious BS on the part of iNetBet.

I agree with chuchu, your anything but a bonus abuser going on what you've posted above.

Besides iNetbet encourages customers to take deposit bonuses.
Bonus offers are in the lobby when I log in and I certainly get them via email too.

Personally I don't play with them but that's a moot point.

Bad iNetbet for treating customers like this :mad:



Cheers

:)

Dave
 

roygen

Dormant account
Joined
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Location
Bermuda
If this is classified as bonus abuse then the OP is pretty lousy at that. Imagine playing with nearly $800 in total, $300 of which was his own money and ended cashing out only $120. To me, it seems that he just wanted more playtime. Honestly, the bonuses come with WRs and when you finish them you are unlikely to gain too much of an edge over them. Maybe Inet has too many customers and want to get rid of some of them.

Well they have managed to get rid of one over this- ME:thumbsup:

I may as well add I was jumping through hoops to get my documents verified- I stayed at a local hotel and used my laptop and the Hotels internet connection to login and they came back with the I.P address BS, so then requested a Bank statement LOL.,although I had already sent my passport and current utility bill. Also with both of these problems I had contacted the forum rep about the documents problems - no reply.and tried twice again but the PM box was full-No help whatsover:mad:
 

slotheadlizard

The Lizard of Oz
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Location
Buckeye Nation
Bonus Abuse

If this is classified as bonus abuse then the OP is pretty lousy at that. Imagine playing with nearly $800 in total, $300 of which was his own money and ended cashing out only $120. To me, it seems that he just wanted more playtime. Honestly, the bonuses come with WRs and when you finish them you are unlikely to gain too much of an edge over them. Maybe Inet has too many customers and want to get rid of some of them.

I completely agree Chu. If the OP is a bonus abuser, they suck at it:rolleyes: I understand where inet is coming from, but why offer them if you can't take advantage if them without consequences?
I use them at inet, maybe 1 in 3 or 4 deps. They really don't off that many IMO. I'm so skeptical of them now. I got a 15 man. bonus yesterday and made sure I did not play over 1.00, since the rules have changed and all. I made the WR, they immediately took the access like 392 that I left in there in case they told me I had not made requirements (there is no counter with man. bonus) You almost feel guilty for meeting requirements. Its nuts!

The language they use with the OP is atrocious
"As we say below you have claimed $493 in free chips on your $300 deposits, this counts as bonus abuse and your have been banned as such."
All I would get from this is you have unwittingly commited a class A felony, and the letters BB will be branded on your forehead and go on your permanant RTG record, and added to your heretofore not utilized high school record forever! Oh and please send in your verification docs.

Imagine going to the local grocery chain and always using manufacturer coupons only to be told to, hold on a minute. Then they call the manager in and he tells you that you always use double coupons for cat food, you have never once paid full price, we classify that as feline coupon abuse. You can shop here but you need to every once in a while pay full price even though its offered, are we clear?:eek:
 

HeyMikey

Dormant account
PABnonaccred
Joined
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Location
USA
me too

I'm bonus banned too as of last week. I've been playing there for 4 years or more. Yes, I've made some withdrawals, but I'm in the negative at least a few thousand dollars. I don't always take bonuses. So, IMO. It's a great casino, but this really sucks.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Well, it sucks. Casinos are just widening the definitions of bonus abuse to ridiculous levels. Bonus abusers CASH OUT OFTEN, and they use unusual strategies to beat bonuses. What the OP appears to have been doing is PLAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT, and not caring all that much about cashing out every time they can.
The bonuses are offered as part of the ENTERTAINMENT package, and provided the player is playing FOR ENTERTAINMENT (i.e, not using advanced strategies designed to beat the bonus mathematically, such as large bets followed by tiny ones upon winning), they should NEVER have their playing time shortened by being bonus banned. This player deposited $800 and withdrew $120, and although they always took a coupon, the casino STILL MADE A HANDSOME PROFIT of some $680, but this is not good enough for them, they want to make money FASTER, so bonus ban the player in the hope of doing so.

RTG casinos have ALWAYS marketed themselves with the concept of "there will always be a coupon for you on every deposit, you need never deposit without one".

The "tempting tuesday" is for Casinomeister members only, and should NOT be used by players who are NOT members of Casinomeister, now THIS would be "bonus abuse", similar to the practice of using "by invitation only" coupons that have been posted on bonus hunting forums.

Did the OP use "Tempting Tuesday" codes BEFORE becoming a Casinomeister member?
 

roygen

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Joined
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Location
Bermuda
Well, it sucks. Casinos are just widening the definitions of bonus abuse to ridiculous levels. Bonus abusers CASH OUT OFTEN, and they use unusual strategies to beat bonuses. What the OP appears to have been doing is PLAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT, and not caring all that much about cashing out every time they can.
The bonuses are offered as part of the ENTERTAINMENT package, and provided the player is playing FOR ENTERTAINMENT (i.e, not using advanced strategies designed to beat the bonus mathematically, such as large bets followed by tiny ones upon winning), they should NEVER have their playing time shortened by being bonus banned. This player deposited $800 and withdrew $120, and although they always took a coupon, the casino STILL MADE A HANDSOME PROFIT of some $680, but this is not good enough for them, they want to make money FASTER, so bonus ban the player in the hope of doing so.

RTG casinos have ALWAYS marketed themselves with the concept of "there will always be a coupon for you on every deposit, you need never deposit without one".

The "tempting tuesday" is for Casinomeister members only, and should NOT be used by players who are NOT members of Casinomeister, now THIS would be "bonus abuse", similar to the practice of using "by invitation only" coupons that have been posted on bonus hunting forums.

Did the OP use "Tempting Tuesday" codes BEFORE becoming a Casinomeister member?

No I did not use any casinomiester codes- Only the casino bonus.:)
 

roygen

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Location
Bermuda
Is Inetbet connected to Rivals central database?
That would explain everything! :p

Not really as I am not banned from rival either LOL - Seems from the feedback that they are being very unreasonable about this. Its an easy solution for me! - Use that convenient un-install button:thumbsup:
 

roygen

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Location
Bermuda
Just one thing though- If you are banned from one RTG casino is it linked withe other RTG casinos-cos if that is the case I will be p****d.:confused:
 

roygen

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Location
Bermuda
Would really like to get a little bit more feedback on this if possible. I have an affiliate site and like to keep my Casino reviews as fair as possible. Any one agree with the Casino actions on this or can at least give a good reason for this bonus ban ? Thanks.:)
 

roygen

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Location
Bermuda
:lolup:

I don't ever use deposit bonuses with RTG, but I don't understand how taking a bonus and losing over and over could be termed bonus abuse.

Could it be an issue with comps?

No issue with comps- Just plain old log on see what bonus available, deposit with a bonus and low roll. :confused:
 

Nifty29

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Location
Turn right, then right. then right again
Something is afoot at Inetbet the past few weeks - no doubt about it.

Here is the lowdown:

1. Multiple players bonus banned (Ive never heard of anyone being bonus banned at Inetbet before that)

2. Introduction of $1 max bet on ND bonuses (slipped into terms without any kind of alert etc)

3. Increase in WR on some 100% bonuses from 20DB to 25DB

4. Replacement of 100% slots bonus in newsletter with a 100% scratch card bonus (very popular Im sure)

Ive always been a big fan of Inetbet, with their only drawback being lack of multiple sources of contact for CS and some poorly-worded email responses at times......but I dont like the direction in which they are heading.

Mostly I dont use bonuses there, but the way in which a casino manages its promotions etc says a lot about them IMO and if they are going to keep introducing draconian bonus terms and bannings it would stop me depositing for sure.

As for a PAB I think its a waste of time, as casinos do have the right to decide to whom they offer promotions - and CM has often stated this and I agree - just like we as players have the right to judge a casino based on that same criteria. The casino is now getting negative PR as a result which is never a good thing....which is why CM is such a great place...we can share our experiences and help others to make informed choices.
 

slotheadlizard

The Lizard of Oz
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Location
Buckeye Nation
Slot Bonus

Something is afoot at Inetbet the past few weeks - no doubt about it.

Here is the lowdown:

1. Multiple players bonus banned (Ive never heard of anyone being bonus banned at Inetbet before that)

2. Introduction of $1 max bet on ND bonuses (slipped into terms without any kind of alert etc)

3. Increase in WR on some 100% bonuses from 20DB to 25DB

4. Replacement of 100% slots bonus in newsletter with a 100% scratch card bonus (very popular Im sure)

Ive always been a big fan of Inetbet, with their only drawback being lack of multiple sources of contact for CS and some poorly-worded email responses at times......but I dont like the direction in which they are heading.

Mostly I dont use bonuses there, but the way in which a casino manages its promotions etc says a lot about them IMO and if they are going to keep introducing draconian bonus terms and bannings it would stop me depositing for sure.

As for a PAB I think its a waste of time, as casinos do have the right to decide to whom they offer promotions - and CM has often stated this and I agree - just like we as players have the right to judge a casino based on that same criteria. The casino is now getting negative PR as a result which is never a good thing....which is why CM is such a great place...we can share our experiences and help others to make informed choices.

*Just a quick correction. You probably wouldn't be aware of this since you don't often use them. The %100 scratch bonus has been in the newsletter for quite a long time. You still get the slots bonus each month in the current player section. Someone can correct me if this isn't true.
 
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dcpam39

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you are correct, you click on the link that shows screenshots of the randoms, etc. and you will see the 100% slots bonus coupon.
Pam
 

4 of a kind

Repeated violations of forum rule 1.16 - troll
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Location
New York
When is every one going to realize that these online casinos are all entering dire straits?

When the best confirmed online casinos for the last several years are resulting to tactics as reveled in this thread, what else does one need for confirmation of tough financial times?

We all know what use to buy us an hour of entertainment now buys only half an hour. Deposits of all sizes have reduced over the past two years, and the RTP's are no doubt at their lowest trying to compensate.

There are endless threads bitching about the latest bonuses as of late from all of the casinos, and the ridicules changes they are imposing with them.

These casinos have everything figured out with perfect diagnostic software in place telling them what needs to be done to survive.

I think it's even going to get worse then it already is, especially for players that try to buy extra action with small deposits and bonuses.

Like I said in previous threads, if you don't have the bankroll to carry you long enough for the decent hit that does keep you in action at a reasonable cost, then you better bail out till things improve.
 

lost2much

Banned User
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Location
NorCal
Besides upping the WRs, don't they also cap the amount you can withdraw from the manager bonuses? Something like 10X amount of bonus or something?? Forget the poor RTP, and forget the bonuses at Inet as well. I know it seems so nice once a month to get a "free" $100 or whatever, but when you look at the minefield placed in front of you to ever realize even that $100, it sort of takes the excitement out of it. Also, if the casino doesn't want to take a chance of someone burning them on the freebies, DON"T offer them! Ridiculous rules like max. bet $1 only insure that the player will almost never get any "real" money from it. As we are told so many times when we complain about RTP, "Well, it is gambling", keep in mind Inet, that works both ways. I never take bonuses at Inet because of all this voodoo T&Cs.

I am so upset to hear this growing chorus of BOOs about Inet and also one of my other past favorites 3D. If these well respected sites are getting a negative rep., there may be no hope at all!! Sorry this was so long all.
 

roygen

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Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Location
Bermuda
Something is afoot at Inetbet the past few weeks - no doubt about it.

Here is the lowdown:

1. Multiple players bonus banned (Ive never heard of anyone being bonus banned at Inetbet before that)

2. Introduction of $1 max bet on ND bonuses (slipped into terms without any kind of alert etc)

3. Increase in WR on some 100% bonuses from 20DB to 25DB

4. Replacement of 100% slots bonus in newsletter with a 100% scratch card bonus (very popular Im sure)

Ive always been a big fan of Inetbet, with their only drawback being lack of multiple sources of contact for CS and some poorly-worded email responses at times......but I dont like the direction in which they are heading.

Mostly I dont use bonuses there, but the way in which a casino manages its promotions etc says a lot about them IMO and if they are going to keep introducing draconian bonus terms and bannings it would stop me depositing for sure.

As for a PAB I think its a waste of time, as casinos do have the right to decide to whom they offer promotions - and CM has often stated this and I agree - just like we as players have the right to judge a casino based on that same criteria. The casino is now getting negative PR as a result which is never a good thing....which is why CM is such a great place...we can share our experiences and help others to make informed choices.

Quite right- Not good PR. We as players do have a choice Good PR goes a long way.
But one thing I am not happy about is being blatently accused of being a bonus abuser.(Deformation of character)LOL. When in there eyes my only crime was to take a Deposit Bonus Offer on every deposit. If you check out the website and software they have Deposit bonuses all over the place. Whats the point of offering them if they do not want you to claim them.

I wonder if they would have let me deposit and taken another bonus if I had not withdrawn any funds previously !!!- ummmmmmm I wonder:rolleyes:
 

chuchu59

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Location
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You can see a general change of attitude from Inetbet (for the worse I am afraid). Several years ago Emily would jump in and attend to all problems with a compromising attitude. The wind changed when she was replaced by Inetbet Promos who laid blame on the players most of the time. However, at least he would jump in on threads related to Inetbet. Now, as can be realised with the thread regarding the $1 max bet for free chips and this thread, they dont care a damn although there seems to be much concern from the players.

Back on track, I can think of 2 reasons for this bonus-banning. First, they are one of a small handful of RTGs still offering cashable bonuses with realistic WRs and it could be hurting their profit margins. So they are upping the WRs, imposing more restrictions on free chips and bonus-banning some players whom they believe will gain an edge over them with loads of match bonuses.

Second, they are looking at the market very carefully and believe there are many RTGs who will either fail or be gobbled up by the big brothers. They will not need to fear market share being seriously eroded and like Slotocash (Rival) who faces the same situation they can live with losing a few players but profiting handsomely from the remaining core of die-hard players. Gambling is an addiction. Unless you quit a software completely, how many choices do you really have. These 2 casinos do pay and pretty quick at that. No matter what they do, players will only desert them temporarily and flock back when there is nowhere left to play.
 

vinylweatherman

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Location
United Kingdom
At least all the new reputable RTG operators have widened the choice. It used to be iNetBet and Club World holding a duopoly of the best in RTG. Some of the new ones have overtaken them in terms of the promotions offered, and the ONLY thing that sets iNetbet apart is that the bonuses are cashable, not phantom as is normally the case with RTG casinos.

In this climate, casinos have to accept that there will be more players making small deposits, and only with the best bonuses. Provided they are not playing any "abusive" strategy, and are just wanting to play for longer, I don't see how this alone can be called "bonus abuse".

There is NOTHING that tells players that they have to deposit between bonuses, so how are they to know they are breaching a hidden rule about taking too many bonuses.

Perhaps try one of the other accredited RTG casinos. Since you are not playing "abusively", they should be happy to have your custom, and with phantom bonuses you will be offered even MORE playing time, because they tend to be larger due to their phantom nature.

RTG do not have a central database like the Rival one, information is only shared between sister casinos. If iNetBet had a sister casino, someone bonus banned at iNetBet might find they also get the same treatment at any sister casino.
 
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