Misleading and to be frank promotional email lies


Ueber Meister
Aug 25, 2010
I received an email this morning with the following title:

Well Done steve, You've Won

Won what you might ask yourselves (!) excitedly (!) I opened the email, what could I have won!!!!!

Play At William Hill,

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Get your bonus now!

Whether you enjoy a punt on the Football, a spin on the Roulette table, fancy yourself as a Poker player or want to join a huge online bingo community- William Hill have the offers for you!

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CASINO- Get 100% up to £150*
POKER- Get a £400 bonus*
BINGO- Get £25 Free*
Hurry, while these offers last & enjoy the Games!

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If anyone can tell me what I have won from this email because I cannot tell. :mad:


Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Feb 14, 2007
I get about 5-10 of them a day from different Casinos. Spammers... Common tactic used to try and lure players in... 'You've Won!!!'... You've actually won squat ;)


You type well loads
Oct 14, 2004
United Kingdom
William Hill - trusted.


It seems they have REDUCED their standards to those of the shady Cpays casinos they bought and added to their online portfolio.

There is the matter of the missing $2,000,000 conned from a player who won a progressive, yet William Hill simply say "not us", even though they now OWN the casino concerned, and should take on the DEBTS, not just cherry pick the assets. They have not even explained what happened to this money, and they MUST have FULL access to "the books" from the former Cpays.

Now, William Hill use SPAM as a marketing tool, and there is a great deal of it, and no sign of William Hill doing anything about it.

Unlike non-gamblers, us players have considerable problems receiving GENUINE casino promotional and account emails BECAUSE spam filters have learned that anything mentioning casinos and bonuses MUST be spam.

I find the New Virgin Media spam filter pretty good, but every so often I check the spam folder and find that there ARE genuine casino related emails that have ended up there. This has sometimes been TOO LATE where a promotion is limited to a short timescale.