Should sportsbook sites & casinos ask you to deposit when you log in?

steveh35

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I have £4 in my Paddy Power account logged in to see what time the first horse race is and a pop up appeared asking me to deposit.

Under responsible gambling should a sportsbook or casino ask you to deposit when you log in I think not I can choose if I want to deposit, it's a bit like walking into DFS and the assistant jumps out at you asking if you need help before you had a chance to look at any sofas.

Most casinos do not ask you to deposit on logging in but PaddyPower/Betfair still do stop badgering me to deposit money with you when I have some cash already in my account.
 

mack341

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Yeah it is a bit annoying that betfair deposit popup, in the olden days I'm sure logging in brought you to a home page with the current promotions and offers which were there to entice you to make a deposit, but I guess since getting rid of 99% of their promotional activity they want to cut to the chase now, I always close it and make or don't make a deposit in my own time after I've had a browse around in the vain hope there might be something on offer for 'loyal' customers :rolleyes:

It is off putting and creates a bad 'this place is so blatant and mercenary' customer feeling that they'd be wise to change it
 

nabbz

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Not a fan of it. at all. I'll decide if I want to deposit, thanks. Worst I've seen though I think was at Mr. Bet where you get a little pop up on screen when you're getting near busting out telling you to redeposit so you don't miss out on a chance to win. First and last deposit there, I'll tell you that much.
 

goatwack

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A lot of the 'bookie'-type joints do the popup badgering throughout one's session, noticed this many a moon ago
 

danofthewibble

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Jan 2, 2018
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UK
Aye, it's annoying. Quite a few do it - SkyVegas - "Oops, you've only got £xx.xx available - want to top up?"

The L&L sites do something I don't like as well; when you login, you're immediately taken to the deposit page. If you login when you have a withdrawal in pending there is a popup as well, asking if you want to cancel the withdrawal. It's easy enough to hit the cancel button in error, and then restart the pending period.
 

adamtheaddict

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Kent
Why would anyone want to deposit at BF this month when you can login every day and spin the wheel of lose.
It is bloody annoying though, indeed.
 

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